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68th Anniversary of the Bombing of Nagasaki

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Anniversary of the Hiroshima Bombing

On this day in 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. It was the first time that a nuclear weapon was ever used in warfare, and the second time that a nuclear weapon … Continue reading

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Revisiting Chernobyl — BBC Photoessay

Pripyat’s abandoned concert hall.  Twenty seven years ago on this day, April 26, the disaster at Chernobyl was just beginning.  Photos by Ric Wright, posted on the BBC on April 25, 2013.

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Mutant butterflies a result of Fukushima nuclear disaster

From CNN, August 14, 2012: In the first sign that the Fukushima nuclear disaster may be changing life around it, scientists say they’ve found mutant butterflies. Some of the butterflies had abnormalities in their legs, antennae, and abdomens, and dents in … Continue reading

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Tom Waits – Radioactive

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Temporary Storage Pools — 1979 Article

From The Minnesota Volunteer, March – April issue (1979). Full PDF.

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Chernobyl Fallout Maps

Chernobyl Fallout (one map in three images, right-page first): Left page (west page): Key: The Chernobyl reactor exploded on April 26, 1986. For days a nuclear fire burned as billowing smoke deposited radioactive debris over the Ukraine, Europe, and beyond. … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Fallout Maps

Hiroshima Fallout from, “Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout,” by Lauren Redniss: Hiroshima Fallout from Mark Monmonier’s Cartographies of Danger:

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One Year After Fukushima: National Geographic Story

Marianne Lavelle – National Geographic News – Published March 8, 2012 The tsunami that knocked out critical back-up cooling power at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 11, 2011, is still, in a sense, rolling over Japan’s energy system. Only two … Continue reading

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Issues to Consider

From Mark Monmonier’s Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather (1999): “Vulnerability modeling is not foolproof. Emergency managers need to experiment with different models and understand their simplifying assumptions, which usually ignore the influence of terrain on toxic … Continue reading

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