Fast-forward to present times. The world has recently witnessed a natural disaster off the coast of northeastern Japan, an earthquake on March 11, so powerful that it has now made the history books as being one of the 5 strongest in the world at 9 on the Richter scale. A tsunami followed, wiping out a big portion of that part of Japan that in some parts, water still fills the land around homes discouraging residents from venturing outdoors. The coastline has withdrawn inwards and the Earth has shifted some 8 inches on its axis reducing her revolution to a fraction of a second.
Lives lost and properties destroyed, life has changed forever for many, and is still changing with the nuclear plant meltdown. Just as we speak, more villagers from as far as 30km away from the nuclear site have been asked to evacuate.
How bad is the effect of this Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown, really? We know of the Chernobyl disaster. Up to today, the effects are still being felt. 80% of babies born around the area are born abnormal. Experts say this Fukushima nuclear plant disaster is even worse. I'll leave you with this video. Watch it to get a better understanding of the repercussions.
Japan utility head resigns over nuclear crisis