Friday, November 8, 2013
2020 Olympic in Japan. Is it safe?
Tokyo Japan has been chosen by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2020 summer games. Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe personally made a presentation to the committee and promised an effective cleanup of radiation leaking. However, I personally do not agree with hosting summer games at 2020 in Japan.
Japan is suffering the side effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, an energy accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, initiated by the tsunami of the Tokyo earthquake and tsunami on 11th March 2011. The damage caused by the tsunami produced equipment failures, releasing of radioactive materials beginning on March 12th. It was the largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. Since the nuclear disaster, 300 tons of highly radioactive water has been flooding into the Pacific Ocean on a daily basis. According to David Suzuki, an expert of Nuclear energy, Japan will be perished and the coast of North America should really evacuate, if Fukushima falls in a long-term earthquake. Radiation leaking also affects marine environment. Every Bluefin tuna tested in the waters off California in 2012 has shown to be contaminated with radiation that originated in Fukushima. (Do not eat seafoods from Pacific ocean!)
The public and international communities raise pressure on Japan to show demonstrable progress in cleaning up the world’s worst nuclear accident. However, there is no such progress. As the challenges facing Fukushima Daiichi become clearer with every new radiation leak and mishap, only the workers who are responsible for cleaning up the plant are suffering from plummeting morale, health problems and deep anxiety about the future. There are 6,000 technicians and engineers remain on the frontline of the clean up.
According to many experts, those radioactive materials last at least 50 years. In addition, many high-ranking officials and nuclear researchers left Japan right after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Japanese government tells the false story to the citizens of Japan and all the people in the world. How could they clean up the radioactive materials that last at least 50 years in 7 years? If Japan can clean up radiation leaking in 7 years, why Chernobyl is still closed and abandoned? Also, Why International Olympic Committee takes such risks that ten thousand athletes and thousands of audiences may be exposed to radiation?