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This week on Nuclear Hotseat

Hiroshima-born Yuki Miyamoto is a second generation Hibakusha — daughter of an atomic bomb survivor.  Her mother was in Hiroshima one mile from the epicenter of the bombing, yet survived it with what seemed like little physical damage… though other truths later emerged.  Yuki’s story of what it was like to grow up in Hiroshima, the illnesses around her, and the judgments made against her by others in Japan make for a gripping, little-known narrative of the atomic bomb’s aftermath.

Yuki Miyamoto is a professor at DePaul University in Chicago, where she introduces a new generation of young people to the hard truths about the atomic bombing and its continuing impact on survivors, especially  women, their children, grandchildren, and beyond.

And Linda Pentz Gunter’s Hot Story looks at the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, and what that means for the future of nuclear power. Not only does it prop up old reactors, but the Act also squanders taxpayer dollars on new reactor development, including a fuel that could be diverted to atomic bomb manufacture.


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