2. General nuclear-related damage
Since the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons have not been used in actual warfare, but many persons around the world have been injured by radiation emitted in the process of development, manufacture, testing and deployment of nuclear weapons; they are still suffering its aftereffects.
Repeated nuclear tests have destroyed the lovely natural surroundings in the Pacific Marshall Islands, where people had lived in harmony with nature for thousands of years. Because of residual radiation, the people forced to move from the islands have no idea when they will ever be able to return home. Others suffering the aftereffects of exposure to radiation are people living in the vicinity of nuclear test sites, soldiers who entered nuclear testing sites during tests ("atomic soldiers"), employees of nuclear weapons manufacturing plants, employees of refineries in zones containing uranium veins, and persons living in the vicinity of such plants.
Experimental Nuclear Tests in the World
(Note) In addition, it is suspected that Israel and other countries may have nuclear weapons. At one point, the Republic of South Africa developed nuclear weapons, but voluntarily eliminated them.