[Column] Even if the entire world was contaminated
Some of the readers say Fukushima DIary reports too much bad news, should feature more good news to take balance.
I think that’s true in a sense. However, nobody dies by missing good news. They may die if they are not informed of bad news.
but it doesn’t mean Fukushima Diary pushes despair.
Recently some of the readers say, now the entire world is already contaminated, there’s no place to go.
Actually, if you turn on a heater, the room gets warm. but no one keeps sitting on the stove for 1 hour.
It’s like a russian roulette, but I think we should do our best to live healthily.
Even if we do our best, we might pull the joker in the end. This is what they call fate.
However, giving all up even if you still have some room to improve is negligence of living a life.
Life is one irreplaceable thing.
You can take care about what to eat, where to live, and maybe you can move out of Japan if you really try. Write down all the ideas on paper, and we should try all of them from the top of the list.
This is the attitude of Fukushima Diary, which is slightly different from pushing despair.
Giving up your life is not heroic at all. Even if you lose your limbs, you still can bite. Even if you lose your sight, you still can smell. Even if you have only 1 second left to live, you still have 0.5 second to the halfway. Let your struggle talk.
This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.