Hiroshima to Chernobl: say no to nuclear
London CND invites you to join us in saying NO TO NUCLEAR
Hosted by CND Vice President Bruce Kent, with
video link up with Hannah Kemp Welch in Hiroshima
Shigeo Kobayasshi, Japan Against Nuclear
Carol Turner on Hiroshima-Chernobyl connections, with extracts from
Svetlana Alexievich’s survivor testimonies, Chernobyl Prayer and
Chernobyl, HBO’s mini-series, an overnight cult mili-series watched by over 8 million
On 6 August 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The firestorm destroyed five square miles of the city and an estimated 100,000-180,000. Three days later a second bomb on Nagasaki added a further 50,000-100,000 to the casualty figures.
In the intervening years, nuclear accidents, both civil and military, have added to the toll of deaths and destruction. The 1984 explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine gave off nearly twice the radiation released by the Hiroshima bomb.