Japanese government regulators, [the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency] and the operators of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, [Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO)] did not take precautionary measures in anticipation that a severe nuclear disaster could be caused by a tsunami such as the one that hit the nuclear power plant facility.
Japan is asking for more test on rice grown near the damaged nuclear plant facility after discovering a high levels of radiation noted on the country’s chief staple crop, according to government officials.
In a newspaper poll conducted regarding the gradual phase out of nuclear energy in Japan, an overwhelming 74 percent of Japanese respondents were in favor of the move in the wake of Fukushima nuclear plant disaster while 14 percent were against of gradual reduction.
Japan has warned that it could take months to stop radiation leaking from a nuclear plant that crippled by a huge earthquake and tsunami three weeks ago.
The atomic bomb crisis of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1945, was a horrible scenario that Japan has ever faced which abruptly and formally ended World War II.
In a rare televised speech of Emperor Akihito to the Japanese people, he felt ‘deeply worried’ about the ongoing nuclear crisis and he asked for people to act with compassion, ‘to overcome these difficult times.’
Based on Philippine experience, mangrove areas are fast diminishing according to the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Resources, Research and Development (PCARRD).