This morning I read Japan ordered emergency workers to withdraw from the stricken nuclear power plants. Though the workers have been pumping seawater to cool down and eliminate the possibility of uranium/zirconium fuel rods melting, but their work has been made more difficult when a third hydrogen explosion fukushima Daiichi site, followed by a serious fire last night at a spent fuel rod storage pond.
Workers at the plant managed to extinguish the fire, but it is believed to have triggered a release of radioactive materials into the atmosphere.
Radiation exposure is measured in milliSieverts (mSv). Reports from Japan indicate that at one point, radiation levels reached 400mSv an hour – recorded adjacent to the fire.
Severe radiation damage can cause skin cancer , damage to the immune system which in terms will cause overwhelming infections. Long term radiation exposure might result damage in central nervous system and can cause genetic damage. Pregnant ladies might just get deformed babies.
Imagine that, it is really so sad........ it is like neverending for them each day..... :( We can't do much to help them, but we can help them by donating some funds to this disaster.
The Singapore Red Cross is also accepting monetary donations towards this disaster. Donors may do so with the following:
HOW YOU CAN HELP THEM?
Cash Donation :
For walk-in donations, the SRC is open during the hours:
Mondays to Fridays 9.30am-9pm,
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 9.30am – 6pm.
Cheques to be made payable to the “Singapore Red Cross Society” At the back of the cheque, please indicate:
ii) IC/Passport No.
iii) Address and Contact Number
iv) “Japan Disaster 2011”
Donors may donate via their mobile phones to 75772. For every sms, S$50 will be donated to the “Japan Disaster” fund.
*Please take note that all donations to this disaster are non tax-deductable.