America sent U.S. Navy sailors on the USS Ronald Reagan to Japan for support and help with the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. After a few days off the coast, a snow fall onto the ship, a snowball fight between sailors on deck and contaminated water used on-board, many returned home with thyroid cancer, Leukemia and brain tumors. As of now, 71 sailors only in their twenties have radiation sickness caused by Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear energy plants that exploded after a meltdown. Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) downplayed the dangers of nuclear radiation leaking from the site initially, thus causing many to enter into harms way.
Nature and humankind is damaged far greater by the nuclear power plants exploding then by a tsunami. Men and women are now sick. Seals are losing hair and dying off the coast of Alaska and California. Also Sea Lions, Polar Bears, Bald Eagles, Sea Stars, Turtles, King and Sockeye Salmon, Herring, Anchovies and Sardines in the Western part of North America are suffering and dying in large numbers. We have contaminated a major food supply.
We humans are our own worst enemy. Do any of you look forward to ordering or buying fresh, clean, wild king salmon from the Gulf of Alaska? I am truly sad to say, those days are over. We drill up oil in the gulf and it leaks into the gulf coast. We polluted the waters of the east coast, and now the west cost and Gulf of Alaska may soon be added to the list that warns: YOU SHOULD NOT EAT FISH FROM THOSE WATERS.
Therefore, my blog posting written back on April 20, 2011 is published once more below. With today's news about the sailors and wildlife, the words I wrote 3 years ago about nuclear power, hold an unpropitious truth.