Global Implications of Fukushima
This research covers the nuclear event in Japan of March 2011 and investigates the seriousness of the radiation leaked and how that affects residents in Japan, Europe and America.
The nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi is a Level 7 Major Accident on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale.
That’s the highest possible rating of any nuclear event, and Chernobyl was also a level 7 Major Accident.
Firstly let’s declare some interests and loyalties:
1. The nuclear power industry wants to appear as safe and competent as possible.
2. Mainstream media wants to report the most shocking and drawn-out disaster to sell more papers and increase readership.
3. Government wants you to be uninformed and scared by anything nuclear, because it makes the citizen feel small and powerless, while making the big brother state appear to have all the answers.
The radiation leaks of Iodine-131, Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 amongst others from the multiple reactor units in Fukushima will render the immediate vicinity a dangerous radioactive zone for many years to come.
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