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The Story Behind The Ill-Fated Daigo Fukuryu Maru

A nuclear tragedy occurred in Japan on March 1, 1954 when a Japanese tuna fishing boat called “Lucky Dragon No. 5” or “Daigo Fukuryu Maru,” in Japanese, was exposed to the nuclear fallout in the tropical North Pacific. It resulted in serious medical conditions which required immediate treatment. Let’s take a closer look at the…