A looming marine life disaster – The Reporter
As countless ocean creatures continue to wash up on the shores of regions around the world, including the lifeless whales recently discovered in San Francisco Bay, it begs the question why so many industries have been allowed by rulers. for so long to continue to poison the waters that belong to them. to marine life.
In Japan, government leaders have intended to silence environmental activists who have expressed strong opposition to the government’s plan, announced last April, to release more than a million tonnes of “contaminated water” into the water. the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Power Plant as the best option to dispose of toxic wastewater 10 years after this terrible disaster.
The release of toxic water would be spread over a two-year period. The International Atomic Energy Agency – established on July 29, 1957 and headquartered in Vienna, Austria – offered technical support.
Greenpeace strongly opposed this plan. The same goes for conservative activists around the world, who strongly support the opinion of Kazue Suzuki, a climate and energy expert representing Greenpeace. They say the Japanese government does not address the unforeseeable consequences, nor does the government view the disposal of contaminated water in the ocean as violating international maritime laws and ignoring human rights.
It appears to be a double disaster in the making – one that will not only harm marine life, but could have critical implications for human health as well.
At present, there are no comprehensive measures to ensure the protection of marine life.
The steadfast voices of those opposing the release of toxic water persist, including local fishing communities whose livelihoods depend on healthy waters for healthy marine life. Such vocal opposition may not be enough to stop another source of untold harm. As corals and marine life continue to be decimated by human intrusion, toxic waste and man-made garbage, the situation for a healthy ocean on which humans depend is getting darker by the day. If we are to maintain healthy waters which are so precious and vital to our own existence, we must end the poisoning and destruction of the waters of life.
Kim Hyunook, professor of environmental engineering at Seoul University, discovered a new problem: Viagra and its unknown effects on water pollution.
In a chance conversation with a friend about how easily Viagra pills are obtained in Seoul’s nightlife districts, Kim decided to investigate the drug, made by Pfizer.
In 2018, samples in South Korea’s sewers, where research was conducted, studied and analyzed for sewage, found that erectile dysfunction drug levels appeared to rise on weekends in areas where bars , clubs and adult entertainment were the most important.
The percentage of drugs found in Seoul’s sewers was four times that of Brussels and two to five times that of Copenhagen.
Although some say that there is no danger to the human population, this sewage from cities often ends up in groundwater or in the ocean with unknown effects.
Erectile dysfunction is a disease that many men have in common around the world. One study estimates that 322 million men will face this “lack of action” or problem by 2025. A study in South Korea found that 23% of men between the ages of 30 and 39 are unable to have an erection. There are no definitive studies on how men deal with and respond to erectile dysfunction, although some men have reported experiencing psychological distress from the condition. With the growing demand for drugs such as Viagra, the pharmaceutical industry must develop drugs that, when released into the environment, will not harm the ecosystem and its inhabitants.
Most readers know that countless numbers of men are finally being held responsible for sexually abusing women and making sexual advances on women without their consent.
For a culture that has consistently turned a blind eye or swept such abusive behavior under the rug for so many years, the victim’s voice is finally being heard. Victims are no longer demonized for bringing such abuses to light.
Many abusers who violate women’s rights are part of the elite, whether in the film industry, religious hierarchy, business, political leaders or other high places of power.
We are now witnessing the disappearance of these cavalier and abusive individuals who have committed sexual crimes with arrogance, law and impunity.
No means no – all abusers must be held accountable.
– The author is the founder and director of Harmony Kennels Foundation, a non-profit educational organization. Write to him at PO Box 5112, Vacaville, Ca 95696 or by e-mail: [email protected]