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Nagasaki Survivor Visits Hanford

Nagasaki Survivor Visits Hanford

A cathedral in Nagasaki after the bombing.

Mitsugi Moriguchi, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, is visiting Washington State and will tour Hanford's B Reactor on Friday, March 9, 2018. This is believed to be the first time a Nagasaki survivor has visited the Hanford site.

According to the Tri-City Herald, "The intersection of health concerns of the people of Nagasaki and those who lived downwind or downriver of Hanford during its plutonium production years will be the focus of Moriguchi's visit." For more information, please see He survived atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Now he's visiting Hanford.

You can read more about the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the hibakusha ("atomic bomb-affected people") on our website.