Part 3: Death and Suffering, in Living Color

Reading Time: 5 minutes In the final part of our series, the story of the color film of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that was locked and hidden from Americans—and even the Japanese—for decades. Frame by frame, the footage captured the horrors. If not for certain people, almost no one would have ever seen it.

Part 2: How They Hid the Worst Horrors of Hiroshima

Reading Time: 6 minutes The second installment of our series on how the worst devastation caused by the Atomic bomb was deliberately concealed from Americans for decades.

Radioactive Eye Glasses…Silverware…Zippers…Hip Joints… Anyone?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Every ten years or so, the nuclear establishment trots out a proposal to offload some of its so-called low-level waste—radioactive metals, concrete, soil, plastics, and other materials—onto the public. In the past, this idea was met with outrage and was stopped. But as the nation’s nuclear garbage pile continues to grow, the pressure to release some of it into commerce—and thus our daily lives—mounts.

WhoWhatWhy Radio: Fukushima Update

Reading Time: 1 minute WhoWhatWhy’s Karen Charman speaks with KGO San Francisco radio host Pat Thurston about Karen’s article updating us on the Fukushima disaster (Saturday, January 21, 2012)

Fukushima Update: Why We Should (Still) Be Worried

Reading Time: 7 minutes If you thought you didn’t need to pay attention any more to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, well, you’d be wrong. The Japanese government isn’t necessarily taking the right steps. Karen Charman explains.