On March 11, 2011, a rare 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan. It triggered a tsunami that caused a series of chain reactions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Equipment damage, core meltdowns, radiation leaks, and other major nuclear energy disasters. The temperature of the nuclear reactor will rise by 1°C every 9 seconds, when it reaches ultra-high temperatures, it will burn through the bottom of the furnace and cause an explosion which is called a nuclear leak.
After that, the nuclear contamination burns through the ground and enters the groundwater system. It then spreads rapidly with the groundwater.
To contain the dangerous nuclear reactor from exploding, Japan has taken an unprecedented step. The ocean water was used to cool the reactors. But when ocean water cools the reactors, it becomes nuclear wastewater, and it produces 180 tons of it every day.
This wastewater is so radioactive that people can die if they are literally near it. As more and more nuclear wastewater accumulates, increased water storage towers are built around there. They are densely packed around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Ten years have passed since the March 11 earthquake in Japan. It has also been ten years since the Fukushima nuclear leak.
As of February 2021, 1,074 water storage towers have been built, full of 1.25 million tons of nuclear wastewater.
At this point, the Japanese government claims there’s no room for new water storage towers! On April 14th, 2021, the Japanese government made a decision that Japan has officially decided to release 1.2 million tons of nuclear wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power into the ocean!
Let’s put aside the various solutions offered to Japan by experts from around the world, there are at least five known resettlement solutions, each with dozens of hundreds of pages. All of them are much safer and more effective than ocean discharge. But the Japanese government is determined to spend no more money and must discharge wastewater.
It was thought that with the precedent of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Japan will not follow that path; However, the Japanese government is not willing to make even the slightest effort to “fix the issue”.
What’s even worse is that the United States Department of State responded by saying that they support the Japanese government’s decision. They said they support the Japanese government’s decision, and they think the approach was consistent with globally accepted standards of nuclear safety.
Well, the United States is a hundred thousand miles away from Japan, so they may feel that pollution will not affect them. I guess they don’t think this is a big issue for them.
Let me tell you the truth, Japan decided to discharge evenly along the coast from north to south for more than 1,500 kilometers! This move is claimed to avoid the concentration of pollutants in the northeast of Japan.
So where will the contaminants drift to? Do you really think that pollution will stay where it was discharged?
This is the earth we all live in, and the ocean we all depend on for survival. Nuclear wastewater will affect the migration and survival of fish around the world, as well as human health, the ecological environment, and other aspects. This is by no means just a problem for a small country like Japan, but a major problem that the entire world will face soon.
When the explosion occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the first firefighters rushed into the fire with no professional protective clothing, and their feet were covered in graphite and asphalt filled with nuclear radiation. In just three months after that, the firefighters passed away in unimaginable pain. People who were in close contact with them in the hospital, such as the firefighters’ pregnant wives, were also contaminated and gave birth to stillborn babies whose organs were filled with radioactive material.
15 years after the Chernobyl accident, 93,000 people have died in the region, and another 270,000 have gradually developed cancer, making their lives worse than death. Today, people living in the area around Chernobyl have a remarkably high probability of being born with cancer and birth defects soon after birth.
There is also data showing that the number of cancer patients in Belarus has increased 74 times! It’s already shocking to look at the pictures and data. But suppose Japan really implements the decision to discharge nuclear wastewater in two years, this will be the end of the future ecology of the world.