Wouldnt we have to wait 10,000 years because of the nuclear fallout. Isnt this area uninhabitable ?
Both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were airbursts, where the nuclear fireball didn't touch the ground. While there was fallout, it was substantially less than would have been the case if the bombs were groundburst and any radiation remaining has long since decayed to safe levels.
Both cities were rebuilt and are currently inhabited.
My son, while in the navy, visited either Hiroshima or Nagasaki. He said it doesn’t look like anything happened there, and it is now a very pretty park.
That park took the place of what used to be one of the centers of the Japanese military industry, from what I understand.
posted on 10/11/2009 9:45:30 AM PDT
The population around 1910 was 143,000. Before World War II, Hiroshima’s population had grown to 360,000, and peaked at 419,182 in 1942. Following the atomic bombing in 1945, the population dropped to 137,197. By 1955, the city’s population had returned to pre-war levels.
posted on 10/11/2009 9:55:48 AM PDT
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