What is an Atomic Bomb? Powerful explosive nuclear weapon fueled by the splitting, or fission, of the nuclei of specific isotopes of uranium or plutonium in a chain reaction What is fission? The act or process of splitting into parts
Who created it and when?
In 1942 the atomic bomb was developed in the USA to combat the threat of Hitler.
After the Germans surrendered, research continued in secret.
It cost nearly $2billion and more than 120,000 people were involved.
It was named the ‘Manhattan Project’.
On the 16th July 1945 the worlds first atomic bomb test was carried out in New Mexico.
The effect of Nuclear Weapons Nuclear weapons produce devastating and long-term effects on human and animal life, as well as the environments in which they live. These are the hardest of all types of weapons to make because the critical nuclear elements — plutonium and/or highly enriched uranium — are hard to come by, and are very expensive.
Who has them?
The United States has a stockpile of 10,600 nuclear weapons and 103 power plants.
Russia has a similar supply.
Pakistan and India have both exploded nuclear devices in test blasts. Israel and North Korea are two countries Nuclear weapons continue to be a proliferation concern.
Japan & the Atomic Bomb
The first Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on the 6th August 1945.
It was dropped from the ‘Enola Gay’ and was nicknamed ‘Little Boy.’
The strong winds from the blast destroyed all buildings within a 1.5 mile radius and the huge amount of heat emitted burnt everything in its path – including the people of Hiroshima.
Statistics 60,000 to 70,000 people were killed by the Hiroshima bomb 40,000 by the bomb dropped on Nagasaki Blue= Death Toll Red= Injuries
Negative sides of the Atomic Bomb (people’s opinions) killed thousands of INNOCENT women, children and elderly. These were citizens that had never held a weapon and we killed them on their way to work and school. The thousands and likely millions of generations present and to come that suffer hereditary effects of radiation poisoning. Children are still suffering life-threatening illnesses and DYING from the atomic bomb.