Chernobyl Disaster And Its Effects On The World Essay

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On March 11, 2011, a disaster took place in Fukushima, Japan. A magnitude of 9.0, an earthquake struck Tohoku, which resulted in a Tsunami. Due to a chain of disasters on this day, the Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima had a malfunction. This is not the first time something like this so drastic happened in Japan. Chernobyl, the disaster in 1986 was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history. Although, Fukushima following the Chernobyl disaster was not as deadly, it not only affected people of Japan but all around the world. Therefore, the United States felt it was necessary to get involved and assess the situation.

Fukushima and Chernobyl had a huge impact on the world mainly in Japan. These two accidents required a great number of countermeasures to assure the safety of the people. The Japanese government increased the catastrophe level from a 5 to 7 in the “International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale”, which is the same rating as the Chernobyl accident. (Skeptic blog). “In both accidents, most of the radioactivity released was due to volatile radionuclides (noble gases, iodine, cesium, tellurium)” (Comparison of the Chernobyl and Fukushima Nuclear Accidents: A Review of the Environmental Impacts). These disasters gathered a lot of international attention and a great worry in regards to radiation exposure.

Fukushima was unbelievable because of the wide-range of damage and its negative effect it caused on the local and global environments. “The Fukushima…

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