In one of those busy lunch times in Nokia House, I happen to look at an interesting notice. It was about an exhibition by the Nokia Product Security team. The line which caught my interest was “Come and see how we handle the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster”.
This aroused my curiosity. I was aware that Nokia exited the Japanese market even before this incident. Then what we should do to handle that nuclear disaster in Japan? After the lunch, I visited the exhibition and asked the same question to a guy standing there.
“Well”,he started, clearing his throat. Though we don’t market any of our products in Japan, some of the vendors of electronics parts are from Japan. Because of the nuclear disaster, most of the electronic parts from that region of the Japan “may” be contaminated by the nuclear radiation. This may cause troubles to our customers who comes in contact with those phones with those parts which are contaminated by the nuclear radiation. In order to avoid that scenario, we request the vendors from Japan to check for Radiation problems from their site and we double-check it once the parts arrives from that location and ensure that our customers are safe from the related problems.
I thanked that guy and moved to my place. To be frank, I wasn’t aware of this kind of scenario. A disaster which can badly affect virtually every humans and all types of industries in that region. It might affect the guys who are living in another continent if the Corporations aren’t aware of what they are doing. I must admit, in this case, I respect Nokia for their care to their customers.
Coming back to the subject, I respect Japanese Government’s decision to ‘switching off’ final nuclear reactor. Similarly, protests are going on against Kudankulam Atomic Power Project, Tamil Nadu in India. I wish them success and ending this with the words of Nikola Tesla:
“The idea of atomic energy is illusionary but it has taken so powerful a hold on the minds, that although I have preached against it for twenty-five years, there are still some who believe it to be realizable ” – in a peaceful way.
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