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A 1955 U.S. postage stamp marking U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower's 'Atoms for Peace' program
A 1955 U.S. postage stamp marking U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower's 'Atoms for Peace' program

Source: Public Domain

A 1975 aerial view of the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. Reactors 4, 3, 2 and 1 appear at the bottom. Reactor 5 and the construction site for reactor 6 are in the upper part of the photograph.
A 1975 aerial view of the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. Reactors 4, 3, 2 and 1 appear at the bottom. Reactor 5 and the construction site for reactor 6 are in the upper part of the photograph.

Source: Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

A 1999 photograph of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant
A 1999 photograph of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant

Source: Flickr/Kawamoto Takuo

A Japanese anti-nuclear protest in April 2011
A Japanese anti-nuclear protest in April 2011

Source: Flickr/SandoCap

Comments: Some rights reserved.

A Japanese anti-nuclear protest in April 2011
A Japanese anti-nuclear protest in April 2011

Source: Flickr/SandoCap

Comments: Some rights reserved.

A movie poster for the movie Godzilla first made in reaction to the Lucky Dragon Incident of 1954
A movie poster for the movie Godzilla first made in reaction to the Lucky Dragon Incident of 1954

Source: Toho Company Ltd.

A photograph of devastation in Hiroshima following the dropping of the atomic bomb in August 1945
A photograph of devastation in Hiroshima following the dropping of the atomic bomb in August 1945

Source: Library of Congress/ U.S. Army photograph

A photograph showing the injuries of Sumiteru Taniguchi, who was injured in the August 9, 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki
A photograph showing the injuries of Sumiteru Taniguchi, who was injured in the August 9, 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki

Source: U.S. Marines/Joe O'Donnell

A satellite image showing damage to the Fukushima I Nuclear Power plant.
A satellite image showing damage to the Fukushima I Nuclear Power plant.

Source: DigitalGlobe-Imagery

A sign at a March 2011 protest in Germany gives the dates of accidents at the Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima nuclear power plants and states: 'Now, let's draw the lessons.'
A sign at a March 2011 protest in Germany gives the dates of accidents at the Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima nuclear power plants and states: 'Now, let's draw the lessons.'

Source: Flickr/cephir

Comments: Some rights reserved.

A sign depicting radioactivity hangs outside a café in the abandoned town of Pripyat near Chernobyl, Ukraine
A sign depicting radioactivity hangs outside a café in the abandoned town of Pripyat near Chernobyl, Ukraine

Source: VOA Photo / D. Markosian

An anti-nuclear protest in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania following the accident at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station, 1979
An anti-nuclear protest in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania following the accident at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station, 1979

Source: National Archives

Astro Boy, or Tetsuwan Atomu (literally: Iron-armed Atom), was first published in 1952 and depicted a nuclear powered wonderland –a far cry from the Japan of the time.
Astro Boy, or Tetsuwan Atomu (literally: Iron-armed Atom), was first published in 1952 and depicted a nuclear powered wonderland –a far cry from the Japan of the time.

Source: Dark Horse Comics

Atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, August 9, 1945
Atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, August 9, 1945

Source: Library of Congress/ U.S. Army Air Force photograph

Cenotaph and Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan
Cenotaph and Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Clean up following the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in 1979
Clean up following the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in 1979

Source: Report of The President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island

Dogs left by their owners following the March 2011 nuclear disaster roam a street in Futaba in front of a sign that reads 'nuclear power is the energy of a bright tomorrow'
Dogs left by their owners following the March 2011 nuclear disaster roam a street in Futaba in front of a sign that reads 'nuclear power is the energy of a bright tomorrow'
Japenese stamp commemorating the completion of its first research reactor
Japenese stamp commemorating the completion of its first research reactor

Source: Public Domain

Natriumko, mascot for the Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation
Natriumko, mascot for the Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation

Source: Wikimedia Commons/ Anonymous Powered

The nuclear reactor at Chernobyl
The nuclear reactor at Chernobyl

Source: Flickr/Timm Suess

Tsunami damage in Fukushima Prefecture following the March 11, 2011 twin disasters
Tsunami damage in Fukushima Prefecture following the March 11, 2011 twin disasters

Source: Flickr/Jun Teramoto

Tsunami damage in Fukushima Prefecture following the March 11, 2011 twin disasters
Tsunami damage in Fukushima Prefecture following the March 11, 2011 twin disasters

Source: Flickr/Jun Teramoto