The Etiquette for Nuclear Wastes
On the morning rush hour, there was a line of the people inside of the bathroom in the station, who were suffering from “the liquid shit on commuting.” In a greasy sweat, moving uneasily, each was struggling with the coming liquid shit from each asshole. When a toilet became empty, I thanked god. Yes, it was my turn. I rushed into the Japanese-style toilet, shut the door, sat, and shitted. After the emission of my liquid shit, I was enjoying the delightful reverberation in my body. When I looked down, I noticed that there were many cigarette butts on the floor. The ex-user of this toilet had smoked even though smoking was forbidden inside the public bathrooms in the train stations. Besides, worse he scattered his cigarette butts on the floor and left without any consideration of the next users of this toilet.
It is obviously bad manners to scatter his cigarette butts on the floor and then leave anonymously while knowing there must be the next users of the toilet box. I noticed that this bad manner inside of a toilet box is very similar to the situation of our generation’s hiding the nuclear waste under the ground of the Japanese archipelago, and then leave anonymously while knowing there must be the next users of the Japanese archipelago. In order for the following generations to use the Japanese archipelago comfortably, our generation should dispose underground the spent nuclear wastes and high-level radioactive wastes after we gives them the treatment of nuclear transmutation.
We in the 21st century are asked if we can put our courage to the test like Columbus in the 16th century could put his courage to the test. If the innovation of nuclear transmutation arises from Japan, not only the whole world but also the next whole world must thank Japan for the innovation. I hope that Japanese government, which profess Japan a country that stood on technology, supports the development of not nuclear fuel cycle but nuclear transmutation, which turns enormous national interests. To deliver the clean Japanese archipelago where nuclear wastes are not left is “our toilet manner.”