Part one: Mr. Tanimoto has been the most interesting to me because he is in my opinion one of the heroes in this tragedy right now. He is running around helping people bring them water, trying to care for as many people as possible. "Those who were burned moaned, "Mizu, mizu! Water water!" Mr. Tanimoto found a basin in a nearby street and located a water trap that still worked in the crushed shell of a house, and he began carrying water to the suffering"( Hershey, 31). This shows me that his response to the bombing was very thoughtful . He was seperated from his wife and child, and once he saw them all he said was "oh, you are safe" (Hershey, 30). They spoke for a few moments then he was more concerned with helping the people who were injured. In this situation he was thinking about helping others once he knew his wife and child were safe. I thought the moment between his wife was very heart wrenching. But because he is trying to keep it together to help the people that need it, is why he is most interesting to me.
Part two: I am doing research on the question on how to handle nuclear waste.
On this website about nuclear waste and different types of nuclear waste. I found a few ways that are acceptable methods to dispose of nuclear waste. According to this site these are the methods used for high level waste to prevent it from leaking and releasing toxins.
One is putting waste into borosilicate glass or synthetic rock.
A second way is sealing it in a corrosion resistant container such as stainless steal.
Another way is Put it underground in a stable rock structure.
The last way mentioned is surrounding containers with an impermeable backfill such as bentonite clay if the repository is wet.
While I was looking at these methods I wondered how affective they really are or if they are newer methods arising. I haven't found any thus far.