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Japan still wants to discharge nuclear sewage: have you forgotten the incident of "taste the bitter fruit" 70 years ago

Time:2022-11-29 04:05:53 author:Large size Read:147次
Japan still wants to discharge nuclear sewage: have you forgotten the incident of "taste the bitter fruit" 70 years ago

On April 13, a major international news once again ignited the anger of the global public: Japan decided to discharge the nuclear sewage from the Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean! (1.23 million tons of nuclear waste water from the leakage of the Fukushima nuclear power plant) When I saw this news, I couldn't help but complain: Is Japan preparing to bet its national fortune to the top? Don't you ask your neighbors what they think? After data simulation by the German agency: from the moment of discharge, it only takes 57 days for radioactive substances to pollute half of the Pacific Ocean, and it only takes about 10 years for radioactive substances to spread to the global seas. In addition to the condemnation of people all over the world, even the Japanese people did not buy this decision. Many Japanese people also protested: nuclear waste water cannot be allowed to flow into the sea. Everyone knows the seriousness of the matter, but they only pretend to be stupid and pretend that the treated nuclear wastewater will not cause harm. Then we should take good care of Minamata (yu) 70 years ago and get better!

Minamata disease: Japan's own bitter fruit

In 1932, Japan was in the era of vigorous industrial construction, and many factories were also springing up. A nitrogen fertilizer company is also building a plant in Minamata Town, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Minamata Town is home to more than 40,000 people and is surrounded by 10,000 farmers and fishermen. The local seafood makes the town particularly prosperous. After 1949, the nitrogen fertilizer company opened a synthetic acetic acid plant. At the same time, it was also responsible for the production of vinyl chloride, and the annual output continued to increase. By 1956, it had produced about 6,000 tons, but the resulting chemical waste water But there is nowhere to discharge it. As a last resort, the company discharges chemical wastewater into Minamata Bay! But long ago, the company has secretly discharged waste water into the water, but the dose is not very large. In 1950, marine fish died above the river in Minamata Bay, and there were floating carcasses of seabirds. By 1952, cats near Minamata Town had a strange phenomenon. The local cats walk and sway, as if they have been drinking, and some cats will run wildly. The locals call this phenomenon "cat dance". Until January 1953, the villagers discovered it again. Strange phenomenon, a large number of cats and dogs began to commit suicide by jumping into the sea, but the number was too small to attract people's attention. Until one year later, statistics found that 50,000 cats committed suicide by jumping into the sea, and other The same is true of livestock. The local people regarded this as a curse and panicked, but they did not choose to flee. After all, no human beings died until April 21, 1956, when a girl (Tanaka Shizuko) near Minamata Town appeared. The girl became slurred at first, then walked unsteadily, lost her eyesight a month later, and finally screamed and died. After this case, a large number of villagers also experienced this situation. The local doctor also felt something was wrong and reported it to the upper management in time. Most of the patients were fishermen’s families, only a few farmers. The experts also checked the patient’s body after coming to Minamata Town and found that the patient’s body contained too much. Methylmercury and other organic mercury compounds, so the expert team investigated the local waters and found that it contained a large amount of radioactive substances, and then the researchers also aimed at the local asphyxiation company, and the incident even made the local seafood The market value plummeted, and after the villagers fell into poverty, they could only eat the seafood in their hands again. sickened nearly 10,000 people. In 1959, Kumamoto University issued a report on the disease in Minamata Town, pointing out that the organic mercury emitted by the local asphyxia factory affected people's health. From 1932 to 1968, a total of hundreds of tons of mercury were discharged into Minamata Bay, and local fishermen began to report to the company. protests, and this disease is also named after the local town "Minamata disease". The factory not only denied the discharge of sewage, but also tried to cover up the truth, and even bribed thugs to violently intimidate the locals. American photographers wanted to cover the incident, but were beaten by the people employed by the company. In the following time, there were large and small outbreaks of asthma and Toyama's "Ititaitai disease". All of these were caused by Japan's economic recovery and rapid industrial development after World War II. At that time, there were no corresponding environmental protection measures. Many industries have dumped sewage into clean waters, and companies that have caused the impact have since entered into endless payouts, and until now, the court battle over Minamata disease has not ended. And this time Japan wants to discharge some nuclear sewage again. The Japanese people must be the first to be unwilling. Is this kind of thing still rare for them? In order to cover up his actions more reasonably, he also claimed that the nuclear sewage had been treated and the radioactive substances had been removed. It was made clear that the sewage should be diluted with sea water, and then let everyone take the blame together! This kind of thing, even many Indian netizens can't stand it. Although the Ganges River is dirty, Indians dare to drink it, and it will not harass other countries. Do you dare to drink from Japan's nuclear pollution? He also tried to make the whole world pay the bill. Although the United States agrees with you, that is because the nuclear sewage cannot be discharged to his side. It is worth mentioning that until today, a series of food products from Japan are still prohibited from being imported into the United States for sale!


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