By Mayu Nagumo, Japan
At 2:46 pm on March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake hit eastern Japan. It was followed by a giant tsunami, which swept away people, cars, houses, in fact, entire communities. I went to Sendai near the epicenter I saw the resulting debris will take years to clear away. The process to clear away will have a negative impact on the environment. The tsunami resulted in fields being damaged by seawater. Agricultural products cannot survive. Dairy farms were also negatively impacted.
An explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power plant caused radiated water to flow into the ocean and change marine biology. The Japanese people live on seafood, but fishermen cannot sell contaminated fish.
Because of the earthquake nuclear power and marine ecology are common words in Japan today. However, it is now necessary for this discussion to take place all over the world. Our future is in our hands.
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