“A huge blast has caused further damage at one of two nuclear power plants which the Japanese government had placed under a state of emergency, compounding fears of a nuclear meltdown. A loud blast was heard at the plant in Fukushima following a series of aftershocks. White smoke was soon after seen billowing over the plant, 150 miles north of Tokyo. Several workers were reported to have been injured.As reports suggested the toll had risen to at least 1,700 deaths, an unconfirmed report on Japan’s Fuji TV claimed that as many as 10,000 people were missing in the town of Minamisanriku in Miyagi prefecture. There were also reports that the hourly radiation levels at the damaged Japanese nuclear plant match the allowable annual dose, increasing the risk of developing cancer for anyone exposed to the leak.”
On August 6th and 9th 1945, Hiroshima and Nagasaki had nuclear bombs dropped on them by US Forces in World War II. Hundreds of thousands died in the explosion and later by burn injuries and radiation.
Unfortunately it is the peaceful use of Nuclear energy in the 21st century by Japan that has again contaminated its environment. Probably many innocent people are going to be exposed to radiation. The after effects will undoubtedly be disastrous. And this has been caused by a natural calamity – a massive earthquake and the tsunami that followed.
Is this a small message from Mother Nature reminding us that she is in charge?
Let us pray for the people of Japan.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om