It’s over 5 years since the devastation of the Tohoku earthquake and tusnami. The magnitude 9 earthquake off the Pacific coast of the region shook north eastern Japan and took many lives, the surge of sea water which followed was a harrowing spectacle to behold.
One would be forgiven for thinking that things had slowly returned to normal, or as normal as it could be after such a series of events and huge loss of life but there’s still an elephant in the room when it comes to the disaster and this one glows bright green when the lights go out. I’m talking about Fukishima and it’s failure to safely shut down following the tsunami which destroyed the emergency generators responsible for cooling the reactors.
Fukishima’s legacy is still going very strong in fact it’s getting worse, not that you’ll hear much about it which is surprising especially given the way the Pacific Ocean is a conduit between the disaster site and North West America.