Atomic Bomb Survivors Call for Government Action

The biggest concern for atomic bomb survivors and their families is the health of their children, a survey shows.

According to report from Gyeongnam Development Institute in South Gyeongsang Province, those surveyed said they feared their children might suffer from radiation-related diseases.

The report was released on Thursday.

Researchers surveyed 1,125 people of three generations of atomic bomb survivors (first generation: 666, second generation: 338, third generation: 120) in South Gyeongsang Province.

About 40,000 Koreans were in Japan when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

Many have since died of old age, and/or from a variety of uncertain causes.

Only 2,900 people are politically...

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