Fukushima Informative Speech Essays

777 Words Sep 24th, 2013 4 Pages
Topic: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster
Purpose: To inform the audience about the heroic actions of the Fukushima Daiichi cleanup workers.
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
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The Skilled Veterans Corps is a group of 250 people over the age of 60 who are willing to volunteer.
i. Their idea simple, since they are old, they will not live to see the harmful long-term effects of the radiation. They want to work instead of the younger generation to prevent them from being exposed to these high levels of radiation.
b. The media starting calling these men the suicide corps but they reject this nickname and prefer to go by The Skilled Veteran Corps.
i. The name “Suicide Corps” is a play on the Kamikazes from World War II however, they say it is not suicide since they will not live to see the effects of the radiation.
ii. Yasuteru Yamada, a member of the Skilled Veterans Corps, said to CNN, “We have to work instead of them; Elders have less sensitivity to radiation.” (CNN)
iii. These members of the Skilled Veterans Corps are brave and selfless.
Transition 2: The Skilled Veterans Corps were brave and selfless and the Fukushima firefighters shared these attributes.

3) The Fukushima Firefighters are the brave men who helped defuse the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
a. Fresh water was a key necessity to cool down the nuclear reactor cores.
i. Without fresh water, the core would overheat and explode causing more damage and spread the radiation further.
ii. Tokyo fire departments elite Hyper Rescue Squad was…