Greens Japan Fukushima 2 Year Anniversary Statement

2nd year anniversary of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant incident, Steering Committee of Greens Japan, 2013/03/11

We call on the world for the immediate phase-out of nuclear power!

It has been 2 years since huge earthquake and Tsunami hit Japan and subsequent serious incident of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant occurred. We, as Japanese, want to share with the people all over the world the will that we must not repeat the same mistake ever again.

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is still in a dangerous situation. We can’t even know the situation inside the reactors #1 to #3 and don’t know how to deal with them. In the spent fuel pool of 4th plant there are still more than one thousand and five hundreds of nuclear fuels stored in an unstable condition. It is said that to decommission Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant it will take at least 40 years. Over those years many workers will have to continue to work exposed by radiation.

The radioactive contamination spread around Tohoku and Kanto region so widely, and “hotspots” are confirmed even around Tokyo. Millions of people are forced to live their ordinary lives being exposed by radiation in the condition that air, soil, water and food are contaminated. The pathological influence of radioactive exposure will increase at an accelerated pace through decades. It means that this disaster has only just begun!

However, Abe administration argues not only the reactivation of existent nuclear power plant but also construct new ones. The attitude of actual Japanese government is so irresponsible, incomprehensible and unacceptable.

Nuclear power has been promoted with a lie as a clean, cheap and recyclable energy. But now it is revealed that it is dirty, expensive, irreparable and out-of-control one. The human being must not make the same mistake as we did. We have to get our hands out of this dangerous energy right now.

03/11/2013 – 11:27


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