Nuclear History

Missing the (Contaminated) Forest for the (Decontaminated) Trees in Fukushima: Prof Robert Jacobs

Missing the (Contaminated) Forest for the (Decontaminated) Trees in Fukushima: Prof Robert Jacobs

Abstract: This article explores how the models of medical risk from radiation established in the aftermath of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki are insufficient for understanding the risks faced by people in contaminated environments like Fukushima. These models focus exclusively on levels of external radiation, while the risk facedRead More

Why the American Narrative of Hiroshima needs to be dismantled

Why the American Narrative of Hiroshima needs to be dismantled

Robert Jacobs & Ran Zwigenberg | CounterPunch A photograph of Hiroshima seen from a US airplane after the attack, autographed by Enola Gay pilot Paul Tibbets. In August 1945, the United States attacked two cities in Japan with nuclear weapons in the last days of World War Two. The USRead More

Semipalatinsk: the First Soviet Nuclear Blast Pride Turns to Tragedy 70 Years Later

Semipalatinsk: the First Soviet Nuclear Blast Pride Turns to Tragedy 70 Years Later

Nuclear History, Nuclear Tests, Videos September 13, 2019 at 6:08 am 0 comments

August 29 marked the day that the Soviet Union conducted its first nuclear explosion in 1949. Seventy years later, the four decades of tests at the Semipalatinsk site in Kazakhstan are seen as a tragedy in the now-independent country. People living nearby say the effects of the blasts are still being felt.

On Chernobyl and Human Future: Kate Brown’s Must-watch Lecture

On Chernobyl and Human Future: Kate Brown’s Must-watch Lecture

Talk by Kate Brown author of “Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future” recorded April 16, 2019 at Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Event sponsored by Hanford Challenge