When people hear the term “nuclear energy”, the first thing that jumps to their minds is most often “danger”. Who could blame the world for their intense fears of nuclear power, especially after reading the reports from Dr. Ira Helfand and the American writer, David Biello? Dr. Helfand’s article, “Radiation’s Risk to Public Health”, attacks the nuclear energy with facts and concerns like those of the National Research Council BEIR VI report. Whereas Dr. Helfand supports his claims with scientific evidence, David Biello only had a script from a discussion that followed the Fukushima crisis. David Biello’s article, “How Safe Are U.S. Nuclear Reactors? Lessons from Fukushima”, he uncovers secret concerns and future plans about the incredibly disastrous incident. Although David Biello used credible sources and attempted to appeal to ethos, logos, and pathos, Dr. Ira Helfand contains an authority in his education and knows a great deal more about nuclear power and definitely has the best representation of ethos, logos, and pathos.
This paper will address how the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant violated the following NSPE Canons of Engineering Ethics: holding the paramount of safety, health, and welfare of the public, and avoiding deceptive acts. The misjudgment and underperformance by the engineers during the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake caused a large uproar of
Responses to Human Crises Revealed in The Rite In the short story "The Rite," Hiroko Takenishi tells of some of the horrors that took place during and after the bombing of Hiroshima. This story was a creative response to the actual devastation Hiroko witnessed. She may have chosen to
In this rhetorical analysis by Tamar Demby, argues about Anne Applebaum attempt to persuade the audience from further expansion of nuclear power wasn't quite factional ,but more emotional. Applebaum did fail to give specific evidence that might have supported her argument, but she did ,however, alarmed her readers with issues as Chernobyl that can quickly switch a person's train of thought and think more about the problem thats happened in that city instead of the argument. Demby did clarify that Applebaum should have attempted with more of a visual viewpoint by addressing solid evidence instead of trying to highlight the strengths of the Japanese by using words as;"cohesiveness,resilience, technological brilliance and extraordinary competence."
However, the discussion of whether the bomb should have been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki still continues. What would happen if the bombs were never dropped? Was it right to incinerate not only soldier, but also innocent civilians? These rhetorical questions may never be answered, but analyzing the effects and possible theories could lead to a conclusion. Furthermore, Hiroshima illustrates the personal incidents to help the audience understand and feel the individual’s physiological and emotional trauma: to cause the reader to feel like they are personally at Hiroshima or
“We may not be suited to this planet, our mind not attuned enough to understand where we live, “ (Pineda, 2012, p. 57). Cecile Pineda, who is the award-winning author of Devil’s Tango: How I Learned the Fukushima Step by Step, puts into question the human suitability of this planet. Having been published a year after the accident at Fukushima, Pineda pieces together the nuclear incidents that occurred at Chernobyl and Fukushima. Through her comparisons and records of the horrifying aftermath of the incidences, Pineda seeks to expose her readers to the reality of the environmental situation and make them think about the affects nuclear energy has on our planet. Pineda’s work seeks to convey the dangers of nuclear energy through her style of writing, language
When an 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Japan on March 11th, 2011, it was the first of a series of horrific events that Japan would be forced to endure. Many homes, families, properties, and belongings were lost on that day. And when the tsunami rolled over the island, many believed that
Thesis: The Fukushima Daiichi cleanup workers are incredibly brave. Introduction: The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. It measured 7 on the Nuclear Event Scale, which is the highest rating. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was initiated by a magnitude 9 earthquake. This earthquake caused a tsunami with waves reaching up to 133 feet to crash on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. This caused major damage to the nuclear plant. Workers were needed to keep this already terrible incident from escalading. The Fukushima Daiichi cleanup workers are
On August 6th, 1945 Akihiro Takahashi, a 14-year old boy, never made it to school. Instead, he was engulfed in a “tremendous heat” and left on the side of a Hiroshima street to watch his own flesh melt off his body (Takahashi). Later that week, despite surviving the dropping of
William Tucker, author of “Why I Still Support Nuclear Power, Even after Fukushima”, gives perquisite explanation of interesting points supporting his cause. Tucker believes that after all the harm from nuclear power in Fukushima, Japan, nuclear power is better than any other natural resources used for the same cause, such as, coal, natural gas, and even a hydroelectric dam. In William Tucker’s words, he claims, “The answer is that there are no better alternatives available. If we are going to maintain our standard of living—or anything approximating it—without overwhelming the earth with pollution, we are going to have a master nuclear technology.” William Tucker addresses the emotions and sense of worry of his audience. I believe William
The US atomic bombing of the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki has become such a horrific point in history that most people can agree it may be one of the darkest decisions made in war. However, this wasn’t the initial reaction towards the loss of millions of lives. Most Americans continued on with their daily lives, relieved that World War II was finally over. They rejoiced and celebrated while the citizens of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the surrounding cities were left to rebuild from the devastation and radiation that is still evident today. It wasn’t until the danger was turned on them during the Three Mile Island accident that Americans truly realized the danger of nuclear power. Their protest, known as the Anti-Nuclear Movement, sparked
On March 11, 2011, Fukushima, Japan; a nuclear powered town, 250 km from Tokyo, was struck with two natural disasters. These further led to three nuclear reactors emptying highly radioactive substances.
Argumentative Synthesis Between Ryfle and Sontag Many differences can be seen between Steve Ryfle’s article “Godzilla’s Footprint” and Susan Sontag’s well known 1965 article “Imagination of Disaster” as Ryfle talks about the Japanese’s imagination perspective while Sontag talks about the American imagination perspective of there view points on science fiction
According to the three articles, as well as messages conveyed in the films Akira and Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind, the dropping of the atomic bombs has had a continual impact on Japanese culture and thought. The rise of science fiction and apocalyptic films can be seen as a direct way in which the atomic bombs impacted Japanese culture. These films explore the “traumatic fascination” with a nuclear apocalypse that so many people want to draw near to and understand (Lamarre 130). During the climax of Akira, Kei states that the final explosion destroying the dystopian Neo-Tokyo is “fantastic” since she is in awe of its power, just like how many are awed by destructive powers both in reality and film (Otomo). Japanese apocalyptic anime often portrays the message of the potential damage that science can do, such as mutation and unharnessed destruction, because of the harm caused by the atomic bombs (Napier 330). Science can be extremely dangerous if it is taken too far without moral constraints and should be handled
Introduction: Today, I will discuss an unimaginable event witnessed as the blast heated beneath the ground at 5,000 degrees and contained the magnitude of 20,000 tons of TNT. This is the world’s first exposure to nuclear energy came with the detonation of two Japanese cities. Learning and understanding enable us to create a better picture of the world. In doing research, Steve Sheiken, a historical researcher concluded, “Of the 76,00 buildings that stood…70,000 were destroyed in Hiroshima (Sheinkin, 204).” I am here only to inform the effects of the atomic bombing, impacting Japanese lives. These attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki remain as one of the most infamous tragedies in history, mainly because of the large number of casualties that shattered Japan’s invincibility, leading to the Nuclear Era.