Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the first, and now The greatest Japanese disaster is the second Nuclear disaster in Japan. Unfortunately the name of Japan is tied to Nuclear Disaster, and we could say that “Japan is a synonym for Nuclear disaster”. After one month (the Japanese earthquake and tsunami was on March 11), the Japanese politicians say it’s the world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, but it seems more like the world’s worst nuclear since Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japanese surely had failed to grasp the scale of the disaster. Like the American financial institutions that spawned the mortgage crisis, Japan’s nuclear crisis is largely the result of forsaking prudence for profits. The Fukushima plant was built on an earthquake fault on the seacoast vulnerable to tsunamis. Worse, six plants were bundled together like toxic mortgages, inviting disastrous contagion, sidestepping safety regulations. These reactors were designed in the 1960s !! Now the cars of 1960s are found in the museums, even in Iran, but these nuclear reactors were not in the museums! Japan says battle to save nuclear reactors has failed. ‘Suicide squad’ failed to cool reactors. A mixture of pride and arrogance, along with a penchant for secrecy and lack of transparency , has led the public and private authorities in Japan to refuse international aid while hiding the scope of the disaster, both from their own people and from the international community. The story is very tragic. A crappy old plant with inadequate safety features was hit by a monster earthquake and a vast tsunami. The electricity supply failed, knocking out the cooling system. And the reactors began to explode and melt down. It was really horrible.
But the nightmare continues. Only 20,000 of Minamisoma’s population of 70,000 have stayed on the city. Sakurai Katsunobe, the town’s furious mayor, says residents have been left to fend for themselves. ” Everyone here is angry with Tepco. They give us no information and no help” he seethes. Now, after one month, the Fukushima plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), said the reactors would be scrapped, and warned the operation to contain the nuclear crisis, well into its third week, could last months. Now, in order not to admit that they covered up the truth to the outside world they have endangered, the Japanese officials are refusing the cooperation of foreign experts Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, or NISA, admitted radiation levels at a village 40km from the plant exceeded the criteria for evacuation. The release of radioactive substances from the plant continued to cause anxiety in Tokyo. Warnings that radioactive iodine levels in the capital’s tap water had exceeded levels considered safe for babies prompted a rush of people buying bottled water. In Tokyo, a city of 13 million people, supermarkets quickly ran out of bottled water; the metropolitan government said it would distribute an extra 240,000 bottles to families with infants. NISA said on Thursday radioactive iodine at 4,385 times the legal limit had been identified in the sea near the plant, although officials have yet to determine how it got there. On Wednesday the measurement had been 3,355 times the legal limit. Nishiyama, a NISA spokesman, said fishing had stopped in the area.
The situation is serious. If the spent fuel pools (SFP) storing irradiated fuels from the reactors in Fukushima give way as a result of a new aftershock or by overheating, huge quantities of radioactive material, either as a liquid or gas flowing into the sea, air or subsoil, will be released, or be released until now. Now radiation exceeding safety levels was found to have seeped into groundwater near the facility. Earlier on Friday Tepco reported that groundwater beneath one of the plant’s six reactors contained levels of radioactive iodine 10,000 times higher than government standards. “We have our suspicions about their isotope analysis,” said Nishiyama. Japanese media reported that nuclear workers had been offered up to 400,000 yen ($4,000) a day to work inside the crippled reactors. Before the crisis some contract workers were reportedly being paid as little as 10,000 to 20,000 yen ($100 to $200) a day. Some stupid experts say: “ It’s obviously alarming when you talk about radiation, but if you have radiation in non-gas form we would say dump it in the ocean !!!! To some extent that’s why some nuclear power plants are built along the coast, to be in an area where the wind is blowing out to sea, and because the safest way to deposit radiation is in the ocean !! The dilutional factor could not be better; there’s no better place. If you deposit it on earth or in places where people live there is no dilutional effect !!! From a safety point of view the ocean is the safest place !!!” Oh, the Poor ocean creatures! Apparently these stupid experts do the same thing in the US and Europe, and deposit radiation in the sea and the ocean ! Such a great disaster. Maybe that’s why we have more cancer in the recent decades. The concern with consuming radioactive elements, in Human and sea creatures, is that as they decay in the body, they emit radiation, high-energy particles, that can damage cell DNA, increasing the risk of cancer. Generally, the concern lies with the cumulative effect of ingested radioactive particles
The admission that there is no end yet in sight to the world’s worst civil nuclear accident, came after concrete has failed to prevent highly radioactive water pouring into the sea , and workers at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have shifted hope of plugging the leaks to an absorbent polymer mixed with sawdust and shredded newspaper that expands 50-fold when in contact with water. Tepco has began dumping three million gallons of low-level radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean on Monday in an effort to ward off the release of even-more-dangerous material from its damaged nuclear-power plant. “This is an inevitable measure because we are running out of time ” Nishiyama told. “The impact on fish in the ocean will be huge even though they say it will get diluted,” spokesman of Fukushima Prefectural Fisheries Co-operative Association said. By discharging the less-toxic water into the sea, Tepco can free up more space for storing the more-toxic water that has been hobbling efforts to repair the reactors and bring them under control. The most dangerous water currently flowing into the ocean from a cracked concrete pit is giving off radioactivity of 1,000 millisieverts an hour, a level too high to allow properly protected workers from getting close enough to make repairs Yesterday, Tepco said that their workers in Fukushima nuclear power plant have stopped highly radioactive water from leaking into the ocean from one of the facility’s crippled reactors. NISA said that Radiation of more than 7.5 million times the legal limit for seawater was found just off the earthquake-hit plant. Samples of the water used to cool the plant’s reactor No 2 were emitting 5 million times the legal limit of radioactivity. A total of 60,000 tonnes of highly contaminated water remains in the plant after workers poured in seawater when fuel rods experienced partial meltdown after the earthquake and tsunami hit on March 11.
In the recent days, more than 100 South Korean schools have cancelled or shortened classes over fears that rain falling across the country may show traces of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. It’s really horrible. Air, rain, water, soil, and everything have been f-u-c-k-ed up. It just worsen the natural disaster. More than 12,000 people are known to have died in the earthquake and tsunami, while 16,000 are missing, according to police. It means that the greatest Japanese disaster killed an estimated 28,000 people. More than 163,000 people are still living in evacuation shelters. Natural disaster was inevitable, but Nuclear disaster was not inevitable. It was a great terrible mistake. Now Tepco and other stupid Japanese officials try to hide the reality. The International Community Must Intervene in Japan, as soon as possible. The International Community should consider establishing a small commission to independently convert the data into comprehensible units of risk for the public so people know what they are dealing with and can take sensible decisions. The ordinary Japanese are victims of their politicians’ stupidity. But it should stop right now.