Sunday, January 15, 2017

Fukushima Daiichi: Japan's Worst "Pollution Crisis"

Recently, one of Japan's top environmentalists offered insight into the scale of the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis:
Yutaka Shiokura. December 30, 2016, Postwar democracy changed ‘pollution pioneer’. The Asahi Shimbun,
Miyamoto, now 86, has been keeping a watchful eye on Japanese pollution over the decades and the civil movements that try to combat it... 
"We need to accept Fukushima’s nuclear incident as our biggest pollution crisis ever in postwar Japan and push for environmental democracy further. That is our challenge,” said Miyamoto.

I would agree with that assessment and argue that Fukushima represents one of the top, discrete environmental threats in the world.

Our failure to prevent ongoing contamination of the ocean and the atmosphere at Fukushima bodes very poorly when one considers the scope and severity of the human-engineered disasters we have wrought on Earth.

Fukushima Daiichi:

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