Fukushima is recognized to be one of the most tragic disasters after the Hiroshima war. The Fukushima is not only a synthetic nuclear disaster; also a massive magnitude earthquake with the strength of 9.0, and a powerful tsunami struck with a 14m high wave were involved in the disaster. Abe’s relationship to the Fukushima nuclear contamination is complex; his economic policies are designed to reverse the Japanese economic system, it is critical to have nuclear energy, something that many Japanese opposed because of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.
(Inajima, Tsuyoshi, Jacob Adelman, and Yuji Okada 2012)
On March 11th, 2011, an earthquake struck Fukushima, and was followed by a huge tsunami
wave which led to a severe damage to the coast of Fukushima. Inside 2 of the reactors, the overheated hydrogen caused explosions that damaged the facilities and sent a huge amount of radioactive materials and nuclear radiations to Fukushima, and the other areas that surrounds it, especially to Japan’s neighbors North and South Koreans.
When the water injection at unit 1 and 2 failed, the pressure vessels of unit 1 was opened and damaged its building, that is where the seawater injected the vessels of unit 1. At the exact moment, the hydrogen inside unit 3 exploded and damaged the outside structure of the reactor.
Moments after the explosion, the water level of the emergency cooling system in unit 2 was low, that is when the injection operation at the pressure level of the reactor 2 started. Followed by another explosion occurred in unit 2 and affected on unit 4, which sat unit 4 on fire, but the fire was cooled down immediately.
Najmedin Meshkati, a professor of civil engineering at the University of California, said that “This accident basically puts into question some of the design basis assumptions that we have,” followed by “If this reactor got some damage because of the earthquake, we really need to go back and revisit some of our assumptions that we have for the design basis of other reactors.”
The Effect of Fukushima’s Disaster:
The effects of Fukushima’s Nuclear Disaster were predicted by so many people before. As a result of the opening venting to decrease the gas pressure, and disconnect the water cooler to the sea, the radioactive isotopes were released from the reactor to keep vessels under control. As of 2013, the Japanese authority established a 20km exclusion area nearby the power plant, and removed local citizens to safety, until they reached an approximate number of 156,000 citizens. Until now, the Japanese government did not detect or find any of these people to be harmed by the radiation.
For people nearby and within the zones of Fukushima that’s been worst affected by the radiation
have gained more chances of having a specific cancer among others. The...