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PBS NewsHour Special: Scientists still track health fallout of nuclear bombing of Japan

Friday, May 27, 2016   (0 Comments)
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JUDY WOODRUFF: But first what science is still learning from the survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.

This week, President Obama becomes the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima.

Miles O’Brien looks at how much of what we know about the impact of radiation comes from a study about the long-term effects there. It’s part of our weekly series on the Leading Edge of science.

And warning: Some images might be disturbing to some viewers.

MILES O’BRIEN: The scientists who designed the first atomic weapons didn’t spend much time researching the long-term health consequences of their devastating creation.


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