Japan: Before and After

It’s crazy stuff that’s going on in Japan right now – not so much because of the earthquake/tsunami (the country of Japan is situated on or close to the boundaries of several tectonic plates, so earthquakes and tsunamis are somewhat more common than the rest of the world, according to my understanding) as for the ongoing nuclear power plant situation.

It’s unfortunate that after the nuclear disasters of past decades, we are finding ourselves in a situation where again the circumstances present a problem where a nuclear power plant has somewhat “spun out of control.” It’s all cost/benefit I suppose – I’m sure circumstances exist where other nuclear power plants across the world could end up in similar situations. Not everything can be predicted and we can’t take perfectly adequate precautions against everything that could possibly happen.

I came upon these amazing before/after photos yesterday that show some of the extent of the damage in Japan though.

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