Title: Lessons of Fukushima tragedy
Source: Voice of Russia
Authors: Boris Pavlishev, Alexey Lyakhov
Date: Oct 22, 2012
The Governor of the Japanese prefecture of Fukushima Yuhei Sato and International Atomic Energy Agency’s Director General Yukiya Amano have signed an agreement to create a scientific center in Fukushima in order to investigate and eliminate the consequences of the accident at a nuclear power plant there.
In March 2011, an earthquake of unprecedented power shook Japan. 20,000 people were killed as a result. Fukushima was the region that suffered most of all. The quake ruined the local power plant, called Daiichi, and the sea and the air became strongly polluted with radiation.
The scientific center will be created in order to try to do something to eliminate this radiation.
“The Chernobyl and the Fukushima incidents are probably the most large-scale man-caused catastrophes in history,” Russian expert in energy and finances Sergey Kondratyev says, “and, although the Fukushima plant is at an ocean’s shore, and Chernobyl is deep in the continent, these two tragedies have quite a few common features.”
Published: October 22nd, 2012 at 5:21 am ET