Wednesday, November 09, 2016 by Mary Wilder
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is one of the biggest environmental terrors of our generation. An entire region of Japan was turned into a complete disaster area because of the negligence of one corporation. As horrifying as the initial disaster was, the longterm effects are what we should all be focused on — because it will have negative consequences on the world as a whole.
The Fukushima disaster has left the entire Pacific Ocean completely contaminated, and experts believe that it will take roughly 16 million years for the contamination to dissipate totally. Millions and millions of years are needed in order to relieve this disaster, which is frightening to say the least.
Thanfkully, the government has taken acting against the organization responsible for this.
Chris Summers of Daily Mail writes, “Earlier this year three executives with the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) were charged with professional negligence resulting in death and injury.”
Summers also notes,”The tsunami killed more than 18,000 people and Fukushima was the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, although nobody is believed to have died directly as a result of the failure of the reactor.”
Unfortunately, being charged with negligence does nothing to solve the actual environmental problems that have been caused. And there are a number of issues that come with these kinds of nuclear disasters and the public at large needs to be well aware of the consequences. Since they rarely occur within the United States, the American people have tendency to shake them off as if they don’t effect us, and since we often don’t feel the effects directly, we oftne ignore them altogether.
Unfortunately, the problems caused by Fukushima do effect us in the end, and we need to be prepared to combat them at all costs. In general, we seem to be grossly unprepared for natural disasters, but there are a number of steps we can take in order to stay safe during these times.
Making sure that our iodine levels are in check is important, as are ensuring that we have plenty of supplies and storable food — especially organic storable food — is necessary in order to guarantee that we will be safe and sound in the midst of total chaos. Whether that’s a nucelar disaster or World War III is irrelevant. We need to take the proper steps either way, and that’s something that most of us, as sad as it is to admit, have been ignoring for quite some time now.