To commemorate the 66th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as to reflect on the ongoing Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, Amy Goodman (host of the Pacifica Radio Network's Democracy Now!, as well as an author of numerous books) published a column in the Guardian on the secrecy and censorship common to the radioactive disasters of 1945 and 2011. She concludes by quoting 82 year old Sumiteru Taniguchi, director of the Nagasaki Council of A-Bomb Sufferers, who had this to say in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe:
"Nuclear power and mankind cannot coexist. We survivors of the atomic bomb have said this all along. And yet, the use of nuclear power was camouflaged as 'peaceful' and continued to progress. You never know when there's going to be a natural disaster. You can never say that there will never be a nuclear accident."