"It's no secret", huh? Well, FYI, the nuclear detonations at Hiroshima and Nagasaki were air bursts above 5,000 Ft, AGL. There was very little nuclear contamination in the debris at these sites. The initial Gamma Ray exposure is what killed many people after a few days or weeks. The destruction that you see in these photos of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are from the blast of the explosion, not anything related to "atomic" other than that was the process used to create a destructive pressure wave. The same way that conventional explosives "kill people and break things".
Unless McGovern was at Hiroshima on the day the bomb was dropped, his exposure to nuclear radiation was next to nil.
When McGovern photographed the destruction on the ground, there was very little nuclear contamination. It's the "Dirty Bombs" that one needs to worry about. And anthrax scares me more.
Right on. That 'radioactive' myth was generated by these anti- nuke nutz, and silly Hollywood movies like 'black rain'.
Those were baby bombs, we have some better ones now that are far more efficient, and 100's of times more powerfull. We need to flash a few off over Iran.
The sites were still contaminated with radiation. You may want to read a little more carefully. I never said to what degree. There is nothing to argue about here
But thanks for all those details.