FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shut Down, Not Meltdown: Keep Japan Nuclear-Free!
Keep All Nuclear Plants Shut Down In Japan
Picket/Rally/Protest Letter To Japanese Government
Friday, June 22, 2012 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
San Francisco Japanese Consulate
50 Fremont St/Mission St.
San Francisco, California
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 number 4 could still collapse in another major earthquake with thousands of used nuclear rods giving off even greater contamination.
The closure of all the 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 town of Ohi which is in the Fukushima prefecture in the Western part of Japan.
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 from Fukushima.
The Japanese government and the Tokyo Electric Power Company have also been completely silent about their responsibility for the nuclear contamination of the entire Asia Pacifica region.
At the same time, the government of Japan has refused to even evacuate even 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.
While we are taking this action at the Japanese Consulate 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 lessonof Fukushima is
that there is NO Safe Nuclear Power whether in Japan or the the 104 nuclear plants
in the United States.
This is part of an International Day of Action and asimultaneous action will take place in Los Angeles at the Consulate there.
It has been initiated by
Green Action Japan
It is endorsed by
No Nukes Action Committee, Labor Video Project and other organizations http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/
For information or to endorse nonukesactioncommittee [at] gmail.com