Rajiv

Were we NOT wrong at the first place?

In Crazy, News, quote, scribblings on March 16, 2011 at 1:07 am

A monument to the victims of the Chernobyl nuc...

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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.

Japan

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].

 

Image via The Hindu

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?
  1. problem with us…we dont think…we really believe nothing CAN go wrong, unfortunately we fail to factor in the fact that there r forces stronger than us, that can destroy everything we worked so hard to build.

  2. Hmmm, Japan doesn’t really have a choice..they have to rely on nuclear energy for power supply. Dad’s friends have worked in Japan, he says most of their engineering and infrastructure development is in sync with nature but, they are aware of these threats, now it has come true.. let’s hope there is no further damage..

  3. We are an island, and, at times, a windy one. We should be using those. Could Japan also move to these renewables? Also, i can’t believe that Britain is to re-new it’s nuclear deterrent stating that we will need it for our defences. Who are we kidding? The British Govt has delusions of grandeur. It’s a complete waste of money that could be better spent. Nuclear was always going to be trouble.

    • Agree with you Al, I guess now every money spent on making nuclear arsenal is a sheer waste of money. We need to re think our strategies in Island countries like Japan. There must be other renewable source of energy if not Nuclear. Developments must be done on a large scale to tap Solar energy. My class mate has started a firm to service and help companies switch to Solar energy. We need such entrepreneurs who direct their energy in that direction

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