[ RadSafe ] Re-settling Chernobyl area

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Sun May 19 07:41:59 CDT 2013

Both Hiroshima and Nagasaki are cities full with people, shops, cars etc. 
like any other (Japanese) city. If it were not for the memorials and some 
ruins left standing deliberately one would not be able to recognize that 
these towns were destroyed by nuclear bombs. (I have  been twice in 
Hiroshima and once in Nagasaki.)

As for rebuilding I can recommend facts from Google: For Hiroshima a 
construction law to rebuild the town was passed in 1949, the Hiroshima Peace 
Memorial Museum opened in 1955. (It is worth visiting.) The number of 
inhabitants was 419,182 in 1942, after the bombing it was 137,197 and in 
1955 it had returned to "pre-war level". The town and its vicinity is a 
center for various big industries, one being "Mazda", where my car comes 

There was less information on Nagasaki, but todays population is 440,000. It 
was stated that the radiation dose is not distinguishable from ambient doses 

Let me finally remark that both towns are of considerable historic interest. 
The harbor of Nagasaki was for a very long time the only one open for trade 
with foreign countries.

This is not much information, but confirms very well that all that rubbish 
anti-nuclear groups tell people about land not being usable after a nuclear 
accident for centuries is just what it is: BS.

Best regards,


--- --Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- 
From: Joel C.
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 5:16 PM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Re-settling Chernobyl area

27 years after the accident, Ukraine is making plans to re-settle the area.

Can anyone tell me how long after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were 
those cities re-settled?

Joel Cehn
joelc at alum.wpi.edu

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