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The Hiroshima bomb forgot victims

The miners who extracted the uranium used in the bomb suffered major radiation damage. Yet they are forgotten when the victims are honored.


Susan Williams:
Spies in the Congo. The Race for the Ore that Built the Atomic Bomb
Hurst Publishers, 2016


spies-in-the-congo-rgb-webLet's start from the back. With what never happened: On the seventieth anniversary of the Hiroshima tragedy in 2015, there was no commemoration in the small uranium mining town of Shinkolobwe in southern Congo, which was the site of the bomb's origin. No one spoke for the thousands born into the families of the miners, without arms, legs, normal heads and with other serious physical defects. No politician apologized for the West's large-scale theft. . .

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John Y. Jones
Cand. Philol, freelance journalist affiliated with MODERN TIMES

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