I was originally going to post this entire article, but realized that most readers who tried to struggle through it would soon glaze over and need a nap. I read a LOT of science myself, have a good understanding of most of the physical sciences, but much of this piece went over my head. WAY over my head.
Still, I think it contains one extremely important sentence that makes the whole article worth the struggle. If you want to read all of it, my hat is off to you. Here is the link to the original article.
And HERE is that one sentence that might tell us all we need to know about nuclear energy. You'll find it in the final paragraph:
No single nuclear power plant has operated in Japan in the last two years, yet there has been no shortage of electricity.Hmmm.
The Human Consequences of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accidents
The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 13, Issue. 38, No. 2, September 28, 2015
When a very strong earthquake (magnitude 9.0) hit the Pacific ocean side of the northeastern part of the main island of Japan on March 11th (3.11) 2011, the accompanying huge tsunami wiped out many communities along the coast. Close to 20,000 people lost their lives, mainly due to the tsunami. Many who were stripped of their homes and livelihood continue to struggle to recover their ways of life.
One of the most disastrous results of the quake/tsunami was the devastation at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant (Fk-1) of the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO). The plant is known in Japan as Fk-1 (Fuku-ichi. It released an enormous amount of radioactive material. Its effects on living organisms have already begun to be felt in many ways, though it’s been only four and a half year[s]. It may, however, be premature to make a judgment as to the degree of disaster, in light of the fact that the after-effects of the Chernobyl accident of 1986 are still unfolding.
This article discusses some prominent features of the current situation (as of August 2015) in the aftermath of the Fk-1 accident.....
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