Today is the 67th anniversary of mankind’s entering the nuclear age. We in America successfully tested the first nuclear weapon at the White Sands Proving Grounds site in New Mexico.
Twenty-four days later we took our invention from the testing stage to the reality stage by dropping the first nuclear bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan and three days later a second bomb fell on Nagasaki.
You may have read stories that these devices are not all that complicated to construct. And now we worry less that nations than individuals may find motivation to develop them in the form of “dirty bombs” which would emit low levels of radiation over a wide area.
Take a look at some of the images from Hiroshima and Nagasaki that I have posted below. If you are like me, the question that came to mind was, “Is there any such thing as a ‘clean’ bomb?”