Sunday, March 11, 2012

Disasters Japan 3/11 - Continuing

On 11 March 2011, a severe earthquake shook Japan's Tohoku region. The quakes & subsequent tsunami killed 20,000 people and damaged a wide area, including nuclear energy facilities built on the Fukushima coast.

Please spare a moment and reflect on the scale of these tragedies, and the continuing impact on survivors. A huge region remains evacuated & uninhabitable. Pollution is a major threat. Radioactive contamination and stress from fear of exposure engulfs millions.

One year later, the Japanese people remain deeply shaken by these events.

A valiant nation struggles in sudden glare, plodding into the future, Japan is now a radioisotope economy.

We learn: there is no fail-safe ... never trust industrial capitalists or the politicians they employ.