The common link between fracking and Fukushima is that both involve high levels of poisoned/contaminated water. That is why I feel both subjects deserve vastly more attention that either or both get from the media or the common person.
The economic impact of Fukushima on the country of Japan gets more play than the environmental damage. Environmental damage that is of the biggest ever in the history of Earth variety. Why is that? What do we value?
The story to tell of Fukushima is so horrible, it is only natural to not want to think about it at all. To ignore, pretend it didn’t happen or doesn’t continue to exist. Focus on other things besides the fact that we are continuously poisoning the essence of life on increasingly larger scales.
The environmental impacts of Fukushima will not be ignored. All that contaminated water in the ocean will have an effect at some point. All that poisoned freshwater from fracking will not be ignored. There is only so much fresh water on this planet.
Facing these terrors and moving towards solution is the answer, not distracting ourselves and trying to escape from them.
C’est la vie