This historic essay published in the New Yorker from August 1946 recounts the story of six survivors of the atomic blast at Hiroshima, 8:15 am August 6, 1945. This is an incredible piece of journalism, offering much perspective on nuclear power, especially if it is considered alongside the more recent nuclear meltdown at Fukushima – which is the subject of the documentary, Reaktor, featured in the video above.
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Scientists in California said on Monday that bluefin tuna had been found to contain radioactivity, carried 6,000 miles from Japan where radioactivity leaked into the waters after its nuclear crisis. “We were frankly kind of startled,” said Nicholas Fisher, one of the researchers in the National Academy of Scientists who reported the findings. The levels of radioactive cesium were 10 times higher than the amount in tuna off the California coast in recent years, although the levels are still well below the safe-to-eat levels set by the U.S. and Japan.
The results "are unequivocal. Fukushima was the source," said Ken Buesseler of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who had no role in the research.