News comic by Blanche and Tyler A4 Fukushima Legacy

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Five years on, the people of fukushima still live in the shadow of a disaster nearby, nearly 100000 people still can't go home to pick up the pieces. people are now thinking of a way to contain the radioactive waste and let the people return to the land they once lived peacefully in. since then, japan has enacted new rules on nuclear safety. It is now a legal requirement to avoid earthquake and tsunami risks when it once was voluntary. Even so, the japanese government is still blamed by not punishing the nuclear power plant builders and the developers, and they sacrificed the safety of the fukushima residents to develop a nuclear energy just because of its low price. Although its obvious that human lives are much worthy than economic developments and japanese government is not willing to hinder its economic development. In addition, the accident also brought a long term effect on peoples' mental health. as the effected resident cannot return to their original place to study work, they have to conform to the new environment, and it is a hard thing for them. however, the government did nothing to help these residents to adopt to this new lifestyle. therefore, even though this accident happened five years ago, it is still having great influence to fukushima residents and government.

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  • News Comic by Blanche and Tyler SCMP 11 March 2016 A4 Fukushima's Legacy
  • There is a tsunami! we are dead!
  • BOOM!!!!
  • Originally, this is a peaceful place, filled by people living happily and joyfully.
  • one day, disaster stroke and a 14-metre tsunami wave arrived off the nation's northeast coast and washed away or buried nearly 20000 lives.
  • You are affected by radioactive materials, which would result in cancer.
  • The magnitude 9.0 tohoku earthquake shook japan and destroyed the fukushima nuclear power plant and led to a huge explosion and radioactive leakage.
  • daiichi's triple meltdown and hydrogen gas explosions sent plumes of radioactive particles into the air and see. Areas to the northwest are deemed unlikely to be habitable.
  • Hundreds or thousand of children and teens had to wait for their results with 134 having malignant growth of which 105 had them surgically removed
  • it also cost huge economic lose ad because japan nearly shut down all their nuclear reactors after the accident.
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