Hiroshima Remembered

On the 61st anniversary of the first atomic bombing, Terra Verde interviews Keiji Tsuchiya, a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor, who served as a rescue worker in the week immediately following the bombing. Now at age 78 he is Vice President of Okayama A-bomb Sufferers Association. We will also be joined by Tara Dorabji of Tri-Valley CAREs who will talk about nuclear development in the Bay area and the role of companies like Bechtel, which has built more than half of the nuclear facilities in the United States.

Bechtel is partnered with the University of California to manage the Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab in New Mexico. The company is also now poised to announce its intent to bid for the management contract of the Livermore nuclear weapons lab. The contract for the Livermore Lab is up for competitive bid for the first time in its 53-year history.


Renewed Call for Nuclear Disarmament

On Hiroshima’s 60th anniversary, Abid Aslam interviews Tara Dorabji and others on the Renewed Call for Nuclear Disarmament, published in One World on August 7, 2005.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug 6 (OneWorld) – The threat of nuclear destruction–from existing stockpiles, a new arms race, or at the hands of terrorists or rogue states–looms large 60 years after the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, peace activists have warned.

The United States bombed Hiroshima on Aug. 6 and Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945. More than 200,000 people died in the two Japanese cities. Survivors continue to contend with serious illnesses doctors blame on exposure to high levels of radiation.

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