Today marks the anniversary for the 2011 March 11th earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan exactly year ago. It was this same natural disaster that sparked the nuclear crisis that still continues to affect our world today. On this day more than 20,000 people living in Japan were killed. The resulting nuclear meltdown rekindled concerns not pondered since the days of Chernobyl.
It will take time for Japan to recover, as the areas around the Fukushima power plant will remain uninhabitable for centuries to come. Still, many countries have started to rework their nuclear safety policies as a result of the tragedy.
In the coming years Japan may even become the innovators for new, clean energy in a world still relying on nuclear energy.
Please keep Japan in your thoughts today.
Sorry for my sporadic updating everyone,
I myself am getting ready to leave for Japan on the 26th of this month, so trying to get a visa and all that red tape has become quite difficult as a result of all of this. I hope all the authors as well as the readers are doing well. I’ll try updating as much as possible in the coming months!
Also, if anyone’s interested in more before and after photos of the tsunami, they can be found here: