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
The earthquake that rocked Kobe, Japan in 1995 veered Japanese culture into another direction in regard to mental healthcare. Remembered as the Great Hanshin Earthquake, the 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck # regions and claimed the lives of 6,400 (Baba et al.,1996). At least 55,000 people were placed in shelters, and among them included mothers, children, the elderly, and disabled (Baba et al.,1996). The demographics mentioned are specified because of research suggesting each group had pre-existing conditions or heightened stress that became exacerbated due to disaster-related trauma. As emotional suffering became so vast, many in positions of power could not overlook the emotional devastation caused by the disaster. However, they continued
Natural disasters are a huge challenge for the planet because of the adverse effects that are associated with them. One of the major earthquakes to have shaken the earth is the Great Sendai Earthquake or Great Tōhoku Earthquake that occurred in 2011. The event started when a powerful earthquake hit the northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, and resulted in a widespread damage on land. A series of massive tsunamis later devastated many parts of the coastal regions of the country with the worst affected being the Tohoku region. The tsunami further resulted in a major nuclear accident that damaged distant regions on a power station located along the coast. The economic effects of the tsunami qualify it as one of the major natural disasters because it affected Japan’s economic stability as the country ended up resorting to importing as an alternative to cover the loss.
On March 14, 2011, Anne Applebaum created an account of the events that had occurred earlier that day in Japan. She recalled the shattering earthquake that followed a tsunami and destroyed towns such as Rikuzentakata, a town of 25,000 people (Applebaum 229). The earthquake also agitated Fukushima Daiichi, one of Japan’s nuclear power complexes. Unfortunately, all three reactors lost their ability to cool the steaming water and had to be flooded. The seawater effectively destroyed the plant before more explosions occurred. As a result, radioactive steam had to be released. Applebaum glorified the Japanese in their “technological brilliance” and their ability to cope in extreme circumstances (Applebaum 230). Although the regulations are strict
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
While the immediate threat of nuclear war has diminished since the end of the Cold War, nuclear threats remain an imminent concern to be prepared for. Recent events, such as the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster, show us that although the possibility of ICBMs raining down may be less there is still a need to be ready for nuclear radiation.
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster
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.
Abstract This paper identifies and analyzes the major issues and consequences which the most recent earthquake in Japan brought to the business community. It presents some courses of actions and their justifications on how the company should proceed in its industry in order to eliminate or at least minimize the negative
A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Japan on Tuesday morning at about 6 am local time (GMT 9 pm Monday), which triggered a minor tsunami wave. The earthquake was initially approximated at 7.3 in magnitude, but later downgraded to 6.9 by US Geological Survey. Its epic center was located off the coast
The current energy sources we consume in the US are in need of a change. Dependence on the fossil fuels of oil and coal are hazardous for two important reasons: their undesirable impact on the environment and it has created the economic boom in the US. There is an agreement between the public and experts that nuclear fission is not the answer. The catastrophic meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant after an earthquake in Japan provides the proof. The introduction of horizontal drilling by the gas industry combined with successful development techniques of hydraulic fracturing has showcased as a solution to solve these problems altogether. We now gain access to the 100 years ' worth of energy in the form of natural gas underneath the
Introduction & Overview At 2:46 PM on Friday, March 11th, 2011, an earthquake hit Japan with a magnitude of 9.0, this earthquake was later named the Great East Japan Earthquake. At this time, the Fukushima Daiichi power plant had a total of six reactors running. When the earthquake hit, these all
The article I have chose to read and write about is, Impact of the Fukushima accident on marine life, five years later. In the article it is stated that about five years ago the largest single release of human-made radioactive discharge to the marine environment resulted from an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. The article states that approximately eighty percent of the fallout happened over the Pacific ocean. The article then discusses how a new study explores the environmental consequences in the marine environment of the accident. Lastly the article outlines the status of the current research about the impact of the fallout on plant and animal life and what remains to be done as the radioactivity continues to spread.
II-The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster The year following the triple disaster of Fukushima was a year of self-assessment, self-criticism and adjustment. It is a model of governance that has been highly criticized in Japan. Of course, to avoid panic, the Government had decided not to warn people of the risks they could incur, when it became probable, a few days after the disaster, that the heart of the reactors had melted. But the government itself was misinformed, and oversight agencies that it depended on in this area did not have the first-hand information or the expertise that they should have had.