Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
Noam Chomsky: “Far worse than economic and social problems, the major threats to the survival of the human species are the threat of nuclear war and environmental catastrophe”.
Let’s take as first example the nuclear disaster in the reactor of Chernobyl in Ukraine 30 years ago. So far the worst accident in a nuclear power plant, but by no means the only one.
Since the accident, only 50 % of the nuclide Cesium 137 has disintegrated.
We have therefore to live many more years with this poison.
The other Nuclides in Reactor and in Fallout have medium lives of millions of years:
– The highly poisonous Plutonium 239 disintegrates in 24.110 years to Uranium 235.
– The enriched Uranium 235 in the reactor takes 700 million years to disintegrate.
– In seven billion years all the Uranium 235 in the reactor will have disappeared.
By then the Earth and Humanity will have ceased to exist a long time ago.
Let’s take as second example the first A-bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, a midget compared to today’s Hydrogen bombs. Even now, after 70 years, numerous after effects remain, such as leukemia, A-bomb cataracts, cancers of thyroid, breast, lung, and salivary glands, birth defects, including mental retardation, disfiguring keloid scars, sterility and psychosomatic disorder (source AtomicBombMuseum.org).
On 11 March 2011, Japan was hit by another nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant, the largest incident since Chernobyl and the second given the Level 7 event classification on the International Nuclear Event Scale. Out of the 300.000 evacuees, 174.000 are still unable to return to their homes in 2016, 1/3 live apart from their children, while 50% live away from other family members, causing them permanent stress with all related ailments. Every day 300 tons of contaminated water leak from the crippled plant and poison groundwater and the ocean.
Bare these facts in mind, when you think nuclear weapons and power plants are safe!
How can anybodies Conscience accept this Sword of Damocles above our heads?
The Cloak of Conscience in Fukushima – a lasting warning and global appeal
The Conscience Institute proposes the installation of a large Cloak at Fukushima to remind humanity about the dangers of nuclear and fossil energies, and to encourage the move to clean, renewable ressources. As the universal symbol for Conscience, Peace, and Solidarity the Cloak is ideally suited for this role.