Watch out for today’s news and you would find three prominent news in all the papers. Apart from tragedy in Japan, what’s making news is the World’s response to what could be worst nuclear disaster in Post WWII.
A high Intensity quake followed with Tsunami and then a nuclear disaster. What more trouble one could have asked for! As if earthquake wasn’t enough for mass destruction that followed there. Tsunami completed what was left after ill-fated quake. Then what follows is another worst kind of nuclear disaster, probably worst than Three Mile Island incident but not as grave as Chernobyl [See The Hindu report].
News report that one of the storage pool, used for storing spent nuclear fuel, was over heated could be in response to quake or a human error. We don’t know it for sure by now. But it has left Japanese people and the governments around in pandemonium.
Tokyo was reported to have slightly higher radioactive component in the atmosphere than the accepted level. The worst affected is Fukushima state where the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant is situated. PM Naoto Kan had urged people to airtight their houses and stay indoor. Such situation might spark hoarding and further chaos.
Amidst all this, other Governments are trying to pull out their citizens from Japan. Following this incident all the govts are either closing part of their reactors or are busy ordering review of nuclear plants. Ukraine has offered to send its nuclear experts to find out the core of the problem, still unsolved, meanwhile third plant in Japan is reported to have failing cooling system.
Ponder a While
Did we ever thought before utilising the services of nuclear energy that it could be such a menace! Or we were so optimistic on human ability that nothing could go wrong. Did we forget Mother Nature?
No doubt Little boy & Fat Man halted the WW2, but what did we gain after that?
A nuclear race between Polarized world. Further such a situation where the armed countries wanted others not to join the nuclear race[ but not destroying their own stockpile]. What world were we creating? Did you ever thought, it would be peace, with no wars, coz every other power had its nuclear head missiles. What do you say, Now?
A coin definitely has two faces and what are we facing is definitely the wrong side.
Will it [the bomb] be big enough? Big enough to scare the hell out of us to stop and think? Big enough to stop all war forever?
Were we not wrong at the first Place?
- Radiation level soars after Japan nuke plant fire (thegreatone22.wordpress.com)
- Facts on Fukushima plant key to emergency plan – former US governor (rt.com)
- Japan battles nuclear nightmare (theworld.org)
- The 10 Worst Nuclear Disasters (thedailybeast.com)
- Before and After: Japan Tsunami (silentbleeding.wordpress.com)
- Reactions to the Disasters in Japan – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly. (msunderstand.wordpress.com)
- Butterfly Wings, Nuclear Disasters (ecocentric.blogs.time.com)