The International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed every year on the 29th of August. The advent of nuclear science has made the world a more dangerous place than ever. The disasters of the use of nuclear technologies are well documented. Over the years despite witnessing colossal disasters like Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Windscale, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, the governments haven’t done enough to put an end to the nuclear menace.
On the contrary, the threat of a nuclear apocalypse continues to hang like the Sword of Damocles. Under the circumstances, the observance of the International Day against Nuclear Tests has become more important than ever.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So, on the occasion of the International Day against Nuclear Tests, I present to you a compilation of some of the most disturbing memories of nuclear catastrophes from across the globe.