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6/22 SFProtest/Picket Demanding That the Ohi NUKE & all 54 Japan NUKE Plants Remain Closed
People came to the San Francisco Consulate on June 22, 2012 to call on the Japanese government not to re-open the Ohi nuclear plant on the coast of Japan. The Fukushima plant continues to pollute Fukushima and the world.
STATEMENT SUBMITTED TO THE JAPANESE CONSULATE IN SAN FRANCISCO
No Nukes Action Committee
Dear San Francisco Japanese Consulate General,
The disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan continues despite the efforts to keep the real threats secret from the people of Japan and the world. Children and the residents continue to be contaminated and the plant # 4 could still collapse in another major earthquake with thousands of used nuclear rods giving off even greater contamination.
The closure of all the 54 nuclear plants in Japan was a result of anger by the Japanese people and the growing knowledge that they cannot afford another Fukushima disaster. Despite these horrific dangers that threaten the very existence of Japan, Prime Minister Noda and both major political parties are pushing for the restarting of two nuclear reactors in the Japanese town of Ohi.
This is not only an issue for the Japanese people and environment. The Pacifica ocean has now become polluted with cesium and other nuclear materials which are still pouring into the Pacific ocean from the rivers of Fukushima. Tuna caught off the coast of California have been found to contain radiation.
The Japanese government and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) have also been completely silent about their responsibility for the contamination of the entire Asia Pacific region.
At the same time, the government of Japan has refused to even evacuate the children of Fukushima despite the continued radioactive contamination and a likely cancer epidemic. We must speak out to stop the restarting of these plants and demand that the Japanese government evacuate the children and people of Fukushima who want out of this contaminated area. Also workers at the plant continue to be contaminated and
While we are taking this action at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco on June 22, the US government and the Obama administration continue to tell the people of California and the United States that the two nuclear plants in California at San Onofre and Diablo Canyon are safe and that the taxpayers should continue to subsidize the nuclear industry.
We reject these policies and views and the lesson of Fukushima is that there is NO Safe Nuclear Power whether in Japan or the 104 nuclear plants in the United States.
We demand that the Japanese government not re-open the Ohi plant and any other nuclear plant in Japan.
This is a continued threat to the health and safety of the world.
No Nukes Action Committee http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/
Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network/EON Ecological Options Network
http://www.fukushimaresponse.org Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice
The rally called for the defense of the workers and farmers of Japan against the continued contamination
Some participants at anti-nuclear rally on June 22, 2012
East Bay assembly candidate Gene Ruyle who is running against Nancy Skinner spoke. to the participants
The demonstration against the reopening of the Ohi was one of many held around the world.
One of the speakers Umi read a report from Japan
Participants spoke about the need organize against nuclear power and weapon