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Save the children of Japan from radiation

A petition is being presented to Japanese Consulates and Embassies worldwide. A partial list of the cities participating include London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Munich, Osaka, Paris, New York City, Washington DC and San Francisco. The petition appeals to the Japanese government to protect the children of Japan by evacuating them from highly radioactive areas. Bianca Jagger, Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, will be hand delivering the petition to the Embassy of Japan at 101-104 Piccadilly.

The nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has poisoned the air, food supply, soil and water. Small children have been tested and found to be contaminated with radiation. The Japanese Government has not evacuated these children, instead they have the raised the limits of exposure. The petition also addresses the spread of radioactive contamination. Tokyo has officially agreed to accept 500,000 tons of radioactive disaster rubble. In a matter of days the first shipment of 1,000 tons of radioactive rubble will be delivered to Tokyo to be burned and dumped into the Tokyo Bay. The world must insist the Japanese government protect the people, not the corporation TEPCO. Two academic journal reports released this month find that the radiation fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident is bigger than that reported by the Japanese government and up to 30 times the amount stated by TEPCO.

In New York City the petition will be delivered to the Consulate-General of Japan at 3pm located at 299 Park Ave, New York, NY. A peaceful sit-in will take place in front of the building from 11AM to 5PM. New York City residents greatly concerned about the Indian Point nuclear plant which is located only 25 miles from the Big Apple will also be in attendance. Residents have voiced concerns about the accident prone facility and the similarities between TEPCO and the Entergy Corporation in regard to irresponsible management and the failure to meet required safety measures. Legal contentions against Entergy have been filed in New York State regarding the relicensing of the aging plant for 20 years beyond its engineered life. More information is available at the official website for the cause: ShutDownIndianPointNow.org

About the organizer of this event - One World No Nukes. “Through the arts, we aim to raise awareness regarding the devastation in Fukushima and the ongoing effects of radiation throughout Japan and the world. Our efforts include art exhibitions, screenings, lectures and performing arts.”

by S. C.
05 november 2011, World News > Asia

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