Effects Of The Nuclear Accident On Japan Essay

1087 Words May 15th, 2016 5 Pages
“Every situation has a positive and negative, it’s down to which side you see.” This quote directly corresponds with the accident in Fukushima. On March 11th, 2011, an earthquake struck this area in Japan; this earthquake had a magnitude of 9, which triggered a disastrous tsunami that reached wave heights of over 120 feet. The power of this natural disaster was unbeknownst to Japanese citizens and government, although some of the effects that it caused could have been much less if proper precautionary measures were taken (WNA). When this calamity had occurred, it instilled fear inside of people on a global level. This is due to the fact that the negative effects that had occurred on March 11th, 2011 were tremendous. Fortunately, positive effects emerged from Japan on that ominous day. It provided both Japan and the world with new insight and understanding on the effects of radiation, as well as technology that had arisen from the shambles of Japan. Therefore, the effects of the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan have led to traumatic events, yet have also led to a new push for research and development in the field of nuclear science and safety. In order to fully understand what happened at the nuclear power plant, one must fully understand the fact of why it happened in the first place. The main reason was that proper precautionary measures were not taken seriously. Information was obtained but thrown to the wayside just months before the disaster took place. Some 18…

Related Documents