Library:Retell Rethink Recover Exhibition Photos - Rethink

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Here are some photos taken at the exhibition of the part of Rethink:

Some background information:
The earthquake on March 11 triggered an emergency shutdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, but the ensuing tsunami disabled the backup generators, causing a series of explosions and meltdowns. Comparisons to the August 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima began to appear immediately. Members of the Hiroshima International Council for Healthcare of the Radiation-Exposed (HICARE) were dispatched to Fukushima to provide care to those directly affected, and people from Fukushima displaced by the disaster were given temporary shelter in both public facilities and private homes in Hiroshima. In July of 2011, the Universities of Fukushima, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki enacted a joint agreement to share information and research on medical treatment for exposure to radiation, and to develop research on methods of cleaning up radioactive pollution (Yomiuri Shinbun, July 29, 2011).

On August 6, 2011, at a ceremony commemorating the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, then Prime Minister Kan Naoto referred to the nuclear crisis at Fukushima, stressing the need to eradicate nuclear weapons and maintain Japan’s non-nuclear principles, and stating his government’s plan to eliminate nuclear power (Daily Yomiuri, August 8, 2011). Meanwhile, 500 people formed a human chain around the A-Bomb Dome (the ruins of Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, at ground zero), chanting “No more Hiroshima! No more Fukushima!” (Shikoku Shinbun).

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