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US museum stalls Hiroshima exhibit over nuke weapon ban push

The move comes as the Los Alamos National Laboratory is competing with the Savannah River Site in South Carolina to continue production of plutonium “pits”.

world Updated: Apr 03, 2018 15:35 IST
Associated Press, New Mexico
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An anti-nuclear protester holds best-selling children's author and Hiroshima bombing survivor Junko Morimoto's book, ‘My Hiroshima’, at a rally outside the Australian government offices in Sydney on February 5, 2018. (AFP Photo)

A museum in a once-secret New Mexico city that developed the atomic bomb has put an exhibit from Japan on hold because its theme of abolishing nuclear weapons.

The Los Alamos Historical Museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico, recently announced it won’t be hosting a travelling exhibit organised by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum until all parties can work out their differences over the theme.

The move comes as the Los Alamos National Laboratory is competing with the Savannah River Site in South Carolina to continue production of plutonium “pits”.

Scientists working in the then-secret city of Los Alamos developed the atomic bomb as part of the World War II-era Manhattan Project. The bombs were later dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

First Published: Apr 03, 2018 15:35 IST