Engineer Amjad Qasem
In the aftermath of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami that struck the Japanese territory, there has been a radioactive leak from nuclear reactor, Fukushima, Japan, This radioactive has expanded the contamination to include vast areas of Japanese territory and the surrounding areas.
This nuclear contamination danger not limited to a specific area, but it attacks large parts of the globe, during the last month of March, announced in Britain that the particles of iodine – 131, which is a by-product of fission of uranium and plutonium, have already reached the coast of the British, and was the concentration of this radiation is low so does not exceed 0.01 percent of the daily dose that can be exposed to humans in their daily lives.
The reactor disaster Fukushima shed the light on the many environmental risks that could arise from the peaceful use of nuclear energy for electricity production, despite all the precautions that have been taken, but that the risk of radiation leakage is still present and can occur at any time.
Accordingly, did we still need more nuclear disaster like Chernobyl reactor Fukushima and others in order to instill our beliefs that the road of progress and development and welfare can not be achieved through nuclear reactors?