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US museum stalls Hiroshima exhibit over nuke weapon ban push

April 03, 2018 - 12:24 pm

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

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

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum official Tomonori Nitta tells the Associated Press that it is mainly for the Los Alamos side to find ways to resolve the issue.

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 Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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