I visited Honolulu Zoo to see biological impacts of Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant accident. Though I have visited various places in the world to see the health consequences of the accident, I have never found any effect against creatures living there. However, there is a little concern that radioactive materials will be brought to overseas by the wind or ocean current. So we have to see the effects against overseas too.
The Honolulu Zoo is Located between the slopes of Diamond Head and Waikiki at the corner of Kapahulu Avenue and Kalakaua Avenue.
The mission of the Honolulu Zoo is to inspire the stewardship of our living world by providing meaningful experiences to the guests. The Zoo emphasizes Pacific Tropical ecosystems and the values of caring and hospitality.
The Zoo is 42 acres and home to 905 different animals from the tropics. Komodo Dragons, orang-utans, elephants, primates, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and a variety of African animals can be seen daily. It is the wildest place in Waikiki.
Generally speaking, marine animal's growths are so fast than human beings that they are more sensitive to radioactive materials of the environment than us. So I visited Honolulu Zoo to see effects of the accident against creatures which are grown up by Hawaiian food and water. Fortunately, I could see them grown up safely and I couldn't find any impact of the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. It seems that there is no problem for childbirth and child-rearing in Hawaii, USA.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on May 10, 2014.
Our Prime Minister Abe assures that "The situation is under control. The influence of the contaminated water is completely blocked within Fukushima. There are no health-related problems until now and there will never be health problems." He also said that "Tokyo is 250 kilometers away from Fukushima, and the kind of danger that you imagine does not exist in Tokyo. Tokyo is a very safe city."
As PM Abe said, Hawaii is very far away from Fukushima too, people in Hawaii have no concern about the nuclear power plant accident. Hawaiian people have already forgotten the accident, because they think radioactive materials cannot reach there.
We know there is no problem for child birth and child rearing in Hawaii, USA. So Hawaiian people are living without any concern about the accident. I continue to visit various places in the world to see the effects of the accident, because I can meet various creatures which are more sensitive to radioactive materials from the environment. It is important to see their health for our safety.