Essay Nuclear Power And Natural Disasters

896 Words Oct 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
As one of the world’s leaders in the technological advances Japan can be considered to be one of most advanced and developed nations. Despite the great advances that have been innovated and developed Japan is still quite vulnerable, like any other nation, to natural disasters. Natural disasters are unpredictable and more often than not end up to be very catastrophic on the land on and the people who inhabit it. Earthquakes have the ability the level buildings to ground and in some cases in can cause a tsunami. In Japan there is a nuclear power plant in Fukushima Daiichi that was unable to withstand the strength of the natural occurrences and caused a meltdown of its core reactors. The goal of this paper is to inform readers of a general history of what happened which will lead to the main focus is the aftermath of the radiation leakage. With the amount of radiation leaking from the plant there is bound to be consequences that will effect human life.

According to the World Nuclear Association, the operating units which shut down were Tokyo Electric Power Company 's (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi units 1-3, and Fukushima Daini units 1-4, Tohoku 's Onagawa units 1-3, and Japco 's Tokai but main problem were centered on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP). On March 11, 2011 after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, a 15-metre tsunami disabled the power supply and cooling of three Fukushima Daiichi reactors and within the first three days all three cores largely melted…

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