Although the nature of possible side effects remain unidentified, it can be ascertained that Japan’s government is taking measures to gain local authorities support before resuming its nuclear operations and mitigate the risks of such natural calamities in future.According to Mangano and Sherman, the said nuclear disaster has been a cause for deaths of infants in the United States with death toll equivalent to thousands. The same disaster has been considered to have a similar impact on environment as Chernobyl meltdown in 1980s. Other than the facts shared regarding death statistics, the article further reveals the possibility of increase in number of death in United States due to Fukushima in near future. This hypothesis was based on the increased number of reported influenza and pneumonia cases which showed a five times increment in the regular cases reported. Mangano and Sherman further shared the reasons for infants’ deaths included undeveloped immune systems and higher doses of radioisotopes.In addition to Mangano and Sherman shared their concerns about Fukushima being equal to Chernobyl in death tolls, geologists and oceanographers have expected the overall impacts of Fukushima fallout being higher than Chernobyl’s. The comparative study of Baltic and Black Seas with reference to these two disasters state that the reading of radioisotopes is extremely high in the recent case (Wasserman, n. When most of the media coverage states the possible side effects of Fukushima on Japan, Canada and US, they exclude to mention how most of other 55 Japanese nuclear reactors locating in or near zones, are susceptible to earthquakes. On the other hand, Mangano and Sherman have further stressed on considering the death tolls of Chernobyl as well as Fukushima before designing or approving further nuclear reactors globally.Another study on the subject matter conducted by Harvey Wasserman describes how governments of United States, Switzerland, China and Japan have responded to the idea of building similar plants in future. Although United States is concerned about the impacts of Fukushima on its population, no alarming news has been shared with the public. On the other hand, Japanese, German and Swiss governments have currently shunned the idea of immediate further development of nuclear reactors with Japan still being indecisive about it. The future of this industry remains dependent on the responses of China which has kept more than 25
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