The radiation that has far reaching devastating and deadly effect threatens the humanity with a slow death in the guise of advance technology.

Milk of Japan Mother affected by Radiation

Mothers' Milk affected in Japan
Radioactive elements are found in the milk of Japanese Mothers

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant
Japan Govt. is now in a new challenge, and that is the ensuring safe health for the people there especially in heavily affected area by earth quake, tsunami and later nuclear radiation from damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. The area is one of the worst-hit areas in the March 11 magnitude-9 quake and tsunami that left nearly 30,000 people dead or missing in Japan's northeast. Recently a small amount of radioactive iodine (The highest one is 36.3 becquerels of radioactive iodine per kilogram) has been detected in the breast milk of four lactating women.

Japanese Mother
It's a clear sign that radiation has already reached the most sensitive and alarming level. Though tests have been carried out on only nine women, it can be more if more samples are collected and tested from more lactating women. The Japanese authorities have restricted the area and  have announced a new law making it illegal to enter a 20 kilometers zone around. Most fled the area following the March 11 earthquake/tsunami but it is believed some 60 families are still living there.

The 80,000 former residents will be allowed back in briefly to pick up belongings.The government also said it would allow one member of each household to temporarily return to their homes in the off-limits zone. But it has decided not to allow visits for residents living within three kilometers of the nuclear plant. Anyone else will be liable to a fine amounts 100,000 Yen ( USD 1200) or possible detention of up to 30 days if enters in the restricted area.

Japanese Babies vulnerable to radiation from their mothers' milk.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan, under huge pressure from home and abroad for his handling of the crisis. “Step forward, prime minister and take the lead, exercise more leadership and end this situation as soon as possible, please! I ask you from the bottom of my heart,” said one man at the evacuation center at the time of his visit.

Japanese Mother feeding child

The government now plans to offer financial help to Tokyo Electric Power, the operator of the crippled power plant. They plan to raise a fund to buy preferred shares in the company. They think that it will help TEPCO pay compensation to those all the crises.

Japanese Mother worried

Close observation of radiation situation

Sufferings and Deaths by Radio-active elements

Exemplification of various problems and diseases in human health owing to radioactive effect.

Normal vs cancer cell division
Among the two types of radiation (non-ionizing and ionizing) the latter one is much more dangerous. First one is like the radiation inside the microwave oven and it can cause no damage even though it is very intense. Ionizing radiation, containing extreme X-rays, gamma rays, the alpha and beta particles, breaks chemical bonds to cause burns, cancers and death. The symptoms of ionizing radioactive effects are nausea, fatigue, vomiting, headache, loss of white blood cells, loss of hair and diarrhoea. These can be controlled if the victims' exposure to the radiation stops or victims are moved  away from the affected area.

But if the exposure is long and heavy i.e. when these decaying nuclei atoms atoms and released particles touches tissue, it could be fatal. Then the intestinal lining of human body will destroy, central nervous system will be damaged and deadly diarrhoea and dehydration occur. Eventually the sufferer  looses consciousness and dies.

The people who survives suffer deseases like leukemia, lung cancer, thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and cancers in other organs of the body.

We see such example in Hiroshima where 166,000 people died in the first four months and more other people people suffered long after the atomic bombing. Some other examples are the explosion in Three Mile Island near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. and at Chernobyl,Soviet Union(Russia).
Burn by Radiation

The Chernobyl nuclear explosion is similar to the Fukushima explosion. Though it is 10 times stronger than than Hiroshima explosion, it polluted  less populated countryside. Still today people are dying there totalling the number to 16,000.
Thyroid Cancer

So it is a matter of concern for the Japanese and the world people and We, the world's rational beings should unitedly address the situation wasting no more time.


Beginning of Anti-Nuclear Attack

In Baden-Wuerttemberg state, Grmany, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Conservative 
party has been defeated in regional elections after a long 60 years.Anti-nuclear 
sentiment has been mobilised there recently as a result of Japanese nuclear crisis
and as Ms Merkel gave a deaf year to it and did indirectly oppose it, people retaliated.

Though She abruptly shut down 7 out of 17 nuclear plants right after the disaster 
in Japan and put on ice plans to extend the use of atomic energy by 12 years from 
2022, voters and analysts described as a brainwash.
Many people oppose Merkel's policies on nuclear power and military action in Libya.
Meanwhile, protesters also opposed government's decision over 4 billion-euro 
Stuttgart 21 project  to move the city's station underground to cut journey times across
Europe. Polls show that , the Greens and Social Democrats (SPD) were set to win 
48.3 percent, eclipsing the Christian Democrats. Last month Merkel's 
conservatives were ousted in in a state election and lost control of North 
Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's most populous state.
This is the beginning of the end for Merkel's career and her future can be easily 

Suddenly danger labels 10 millions times

  • The latest news about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is that Nuclear threat levels have been raised to a seven and its operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. is still working on a final plan to end the crisis. The nuclear threat level of seven is the highest since Chernobyl.

Damaged reactor no.2 has created another problem in Fukushima nuclear power plant. The water inside the reactor becomes a deadly trap as the radiation label there rises up to 100,00,000 times more than normal compelling the worker to leave the place. Moreover excessive radiation has been detected in the nearby sea water. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is held responsible for failure to warn timely about this abnormality. 
A senior official of Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Security says that the radioactive element will swept away by the sea stream and radiation will slowly go down. By this he means that it will be OK very soon and people can take seafood very soon. So it is not be safe for the people of the nearby countries to eat those foods. 
Yukya Amano, the director general of IAEA, warns that this nuclear crisis will last for weeks or months. That indicates that we are not going to having a good news soon.

Japanese food safe to take?

Japan has been in a fix about radiation crisis.

Radiation matters for food
China, Russia, Australia, Canada and some other countries took decision to avoid importing Japanese food on March24,as radiation level has been detected above danger level.It has become a matter of concern not only for Japan but also the countries around Japan. Japan is already in great difficulty tackling the post tsunami rehabilitation crisis. It has become concern about it's food and water safety.

Japanese food
The damage to the Fukushima nuclear plant, radiation from the reactor, snowing after the explosion, cooling attempt by sea water, all contributed to this food and water predicament. 
In Vienna, three UN agencies in joint statement said "Food safety issues are an additional dimension of the emergency," and pledged that they are"committed to mobilising their knowledge and expertise" to help Japan.
International Atomic Energy association are sending their experts to help dealing with the situation.
Japanese engineers have already linked up an external electricity supply to all six reactors and are testing system components and equipment in an effort to soon restart the cooling and stabilise the reactors.

Radiation that has lengthy effect.

How Nuclear Radiation Works

Nuclear Explosion
You've probably heard people talk about radiation both in fiction and in real life. For example, when the
Enterprise approaches a star on "Star Trek," a member of the crew might warn about an increase in 
radiation levels. In Tom Clancy's book "The Hunt for Red October," a Russian submarine has a nuclear
reactor accident with radiation leakage that forces the crew to abandon ship. At Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, nuclear power plants released radioactive substances into the atmosphere during nuclear accidents. And in the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, a nuclear crisis raised fears about radiation and questions about the safety of nuclear power.
Nuclear radiation can be both extremely beneficial and
extremely dangerous. It just depends on how you use it.

Little boy (worst example)
 X-ray machines, some types of sterilization equipment and nuclear power plants all use nuclear radiation -- but so do nuclear weapons. Nuclear materials (that is, substances that emit nuclear radiation) are fairly common and have found their
 way into our normal vocabularies in many different ways.