????? Are you serious ?????
My answer was pretty obvious, after all I was replying to your statement below.
Do you still think those in authority, who were the cause of this disaster, should not be held accountable.
Assuming that you are not suggesting that "people" specifically those in Japan somehow "caused" that horrendous Tsunami you must have obviously been referring to the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant cock-up, mostly as I refereed to "the lame design for a nuclear power station on the shore's of the sea in a region prone to earthquakes and Tsunami's.
There was an accident.
No there was not, there was "a natural disaster", accident implies that there was an unintentional human cause.
A lot of people died. Thousands upon thousands.
Many of them, a result of abruptly moving a large number of old and sick from their homes, have not even been properly attributed to the DISASTER.
That is the part that has barely been mentioned in the news, and when it has, only guessed figures have been used.
Deadly mistakes were made prior to the DISASTER, during the DISASTER and after the DISASTER. They were made by humans in whose care these many people's safety had been entrusted.
That was for the whole world to see, and surely one of the things that ironically helped charities to hand over such large amounts of money in the form of aid to a rich nation - we witnessed the poorly coordinated response on a daily basis for a few months.
Whatever political points you want to make about nuclear power vs. something else, just doesn't seem relevant.
It is only relevant in the argument against nuclear power by those wishing to use more "safer" fossil burning power stations. I thought I would drop the point in now rather than later, and also as an aide to my question of "how many people were killed as a result directly or otherwise of the power station going into meltdown" vs "how many people would have been killed by the many fossil burning power stations that would have been there in its stead over the last 40-years".?
And there is no aspect of this horrible DISASTER that didn't cause large numbers of deaths.
I don't want to play a counting game with peoples deaths, however things need to be put into perspective. Of the 18-19 thousand deaths, how many were caused directly or otherwise by the nuclear meltdown.? I honestly have no idea, and I am not going to speculate. How many of the deaths were caused directly or otherwise by the nuclear meltdown were preventable.? My answer is "all of them".