Survivors of the first nuclear tragedies are now campaigning not only against nuclear weapons, but now also against the dangers of nuclear power. As Japan remembers the anniversaries of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August, the country is paying special attention to the high radiation readings coming from the Fukushima nuclear reactor following the devastating earthquake and tsunami this past spring. Japan is realizing that both the nuclear bomb and nuclear radiation could have different, yet equally devastating, impacts on the health and livelihood of their country. 

Greg Mitchell, Nation correspondent and author of Atomic Cover Up: Two US Soldiers, Hiroshima & Nagasaki, and the Greatest Movie Never Made, joined Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! this morning to discuss the anniversary, hidden footage of the bombings and the future of nuclear policy. 

Anna Lekas Miller