• Members 32 posts
    Sept. 13, 2020, 7:10 p.m.

    I heard sometime ago, that the Chernobyl disaster unearthed more radiation that the Hiroshima bombing of Japan in 1945. Is this true? The bombing of Hiroshima may have killed a lot more people, but the radiation wasn't nearly as bad as Chernobyl's disaster. Not saying either tragedy takes from the other, it's just that the radiation from Chernobyl was a lot higher, 400 times so I seems.

  • Members 27 posts
    Sept. 13, 2020, 7:22 p.m.

    It was, as it did cause a lot of cancer and deformities after the bombing. But, it wasn't on the radioactive level as Chernobyl was. Hiroshima caused more deaths, but Chernobyl wasn't far behind. Both events were horribly bad. That's all I can really say.

  • Members 27 posts
    Sept. 18, 2020, 4:25 p.m.

    Yeah, both events caused a lot of deaths. There's a lot of horror stories about the Hiroshima bombing. Many people died, but many also suffered many forms of cancers, growths, and I believe it caused birth defects in babies, and all kinds of other issues. I do wonder if there is any radiation left over from the bombing, but I'm going to guess not, as it's one of the biggest cities in Japan today.

    Chernobyl continues to be dangerous. But Hiroshima survives.

  • Members 21 posts
    Sept. 24, 2020, 11:13 p.m.

    Yeah, it was, but they mostly resolved the issue. With Chernobyl, it continues to be a problem, and will continue to be one forever. The Hiroshima bombing was horrible, and there is still a toll it takes on some today I imagine.