Applying Ethics to the Japan Natural Disaster Admission Essay

Applying Ethics to the Japan Natural Disaster
This paper applies ethics to the Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster.
# 153940 | 0 words | 0 sources | 2012 | US
Published on Jun 25, 2014 in Engineering (Nuclear) , History (Asian) , Ethics (General)

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"One year ago, Japan experienced one of the most devastating natural disasters of the century. In March of 2011, Japan was hit with a high magnitude earthquake, which in turn caused a massive tsunami to hit eastern Japan on the same day. Because of the devastation that the tsunami left on the eastern Japanese shores, numerous power plant reactors failed and released radioactive chemicals into the atmosphere causing residents of the immediate area to evacuate their homes for good. Japanese residents were forced to leave their homes, schools, and communities because of the danger that the radioactive chemicals posed to their livelihood. This chain of events that took place in Japan caused one of the worst disasters in world history. Japan's government sent over a million troops to respond to this disaster to save and evacuate the remaining survivors. Other countries around the world sent troops soon after to help aid Japan. One year after the tsunami and earthquake, the areas that were exposed to radiation are still left uninhabitable, unlivable, and abandoned.The question arises, was there enough warning to evacuate residents located in the danger area? Also, was Japan prepared for this earthquake and tsunami threat?Lastly, did the power plants have the safe enough protocols to take into consideration from a tsunami threat? Were the power plants prepared? Where enough actions taken by the power plant personnel and government to ensure the safety of the surrounding citizens? While Japan's warnings and evacuation routines were effective at helping citizens in the area escape the impending tsunami, and were morally praiseworthy, their manmade infrastructure and power plants failed to resist the earthquake and the tsunami's force."

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