Essay about The Atomic Bomb

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At 8:15 a.m August 6, 1945 the atomic bomb was dropped above Hiroshima, killing estimate of 140,000 men, women, and children. Another 10,000 more died from radiation poisoning and survivors suffered from serve burns from the heat. Three days later another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, killing some 40,000 instantly and several thousand more from radiation. Even with all this consequences a major question is still debated today. Was it moral to drop the atomic bombs on Japan to save American soldier lives? No, the problems created from the bomb far outweigh the gains because of the number of lives lost, it made the surrounding land uninhabitable, and caused birth defects in future generations. One of the more immediate effects of the…show more content…
It is said nothing can live in these areas for 50 years and still the radiation may not completely disappear. Even though the bomb never really touched the ground it still burned every plant and animal within range. Extreme heat of thermal radiation burs everything in its path, including animals, trees, buildings and people. The effects not only effected land animals but aquatic life too. Scientists found high levels of radioactive contamination in animals, fish, and plants in the surrounding forest and they expect it to remain for decades. The people that survived the blast and radiation received burns, poisoning, and their children were born with birth defects. Kids were born with several kinds of cancer and many other diseases from their parents exposure. These diseases passed on through several generations as time went on. Some people still live with the effects of the atomic weapons used in world war two. Only a hand full of people survived and fought their way to safety. The book Hiroshima by John Hersey talks about six Japanese people that survived their way through the bombing of Hiroshima. Many people like James Burns, an atomic bomb scientist, did not want to use the bomb because it could cause negative effects and sadly, it did. The worst effects of radiation was the ones who lived through it. About 200,000 people died from the

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