Most of us are only aware of the information about the nuclear disasters in Japan, based on what we saw in the news. Western news feeds try to offer the best data, but once the story got old, we saw less and less of it. The true situation could only be understood if you were actually there. The radiation leaks and problems that continue to plague various parts of Japan and its people, have brought all of the nuclear plans to a complete halt. The horrors of nuclear power that were previously only in movies and books shook the country of Japan to its core and the repair, clean up and health considerations will probably continue for the next ten years.
Just going to the update websites is an incredibly revealing experience. The government offers information on just about every aspect of the condition of the various nuclear power plants affected. There are fact finding missions, damage experts, and reports on the integrity of the power plants themselves. Only the news reporters, with their boots on the ground, give you the true story from the people’s standpoint. The damage was bad enough, but the country has made some drastic decisions not to pursue nuclear energy as a resource. Given the fact that Japan is in the center of two converging plates, and earthquakes are a constant way of life, one might wonder why they considered nuclear energy to begin with. For that answer, you have to know the Japanese, as they are meticulous and detailed and in their minds, they had taken all safety aspects into consideration.
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