SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - It's the 67th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
It left approximately 200,000 dead and thousands more in the years that followed.
In commemorating the anniversary, the "Walk for a Nuclear Free Future" was held in Springfield, Monday.
Walk organizer Tim Bullock told 22News the goal of the walk is to discuss the risks of living near a nuclear power plant.
"Many of us live within twenty to thirty miles of a nuclear power plant. We're afraid that because it's so much like what happened in Fukushima that the same thing could happen to us," Bullock said.
Bullock told 22News the group has planned stops in Westfield, Easthampton and Leverett.