Japan’s Endurance

October 16, 2013

How much more can Japan take before it falls into the ocean and ceases to exist?

With the latest natural disaster, a powerful typhoon hitting 75 miles south of Tokyo this morning, and packing winds of 110 mph, it doesn’t seem as though Japan gets enough breathing space before the next disaster hits them.

At this moment, the typhoon is triggering landslides, killing people, wiping out homes, crippling their airline industry, and causing more heartache than a country should have to endure.

Something just doesn’t feel right. A country that is so technologically advanced, should have countless safety precautions of every kind in place, and it doesn’t.

Nuclear reactors have broken down and the toxicity from the leakages is spilling radioactive substances into our oceans and atmosphere that will be felt around the world for many centuries to come.

No matter how hard they try to contain the radioactivity from those reactors, it’s like closing the barn door after the horses have run out. It can’t be done. It has penetrated the ground and leaked into the ocean and all seafood will be affected for thousands of miles, coming to the shores of all these countries.

At the moment, Japan’s only operating nuclear reactor has been shut down for maintenance, leaving the country with no nuclear power supply for the second time in 40 years.

All 50 of the country’s reactors are now offline and the government hasn’t said when, or if, these reactors will get turned on. I have no idea if they have any workable backup plans or if it will continue to look like disorganized chaos.

I’m truly worried for the residents of Japan. It won’t be too much longer before airlines won’t be able to move large masses of people out of the country for those wanting to leave. I wish everyone could leave now and get to a safe place but nowadays, I don’t even know if there is such a thing as a safe place in the world.

And now it looks like more heavy rain and winds are being forecast and they haven’t even had a chance to find the survivors of this typhoon.

Money isn’t even the answer anymore. The only answer lies in scientists around the world coming together to solve this radioactivity problem that will be felt in every strata of society. I just hope they find the solution soon.

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