November 9, 2011

Why 54 Nuke Plants in an Earthquake Prone Country

Possibility of the 2nd Fukushima Accident


In 1945, A-bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki took away lives of 200,000
people by the end of the year.  Even today, a countless number of
people are suffering from internal exposure.  In 1954, due to the US
thermonuclear test at Bilini Atoll, Japanese fishermen in a boat
called the 5th Lucky Dragon were victimined and a strong anti-nuke
sentiment raged all over Japan and the world.  However, under the US
and Japanese policy called, "One nail drives another," nuclear power
budget was passed at the Diet by a hawkish politician Yasuhiro
Nakasone and nuclear power was introduced to Japan in 1957 pushed by a
media Giant Matsutaro Shoriki, the then President of Yomiuri Shinbum
and Nihon TV.


In 60s and 70s, in spite of local residents opposition over active
faults issue, nuke plants were constructed one after another during
the seismologically quiet period.  After Three Mile and Chernobly,
citizens concern raised and especially after 1995 Kobe earthquake,
some citizens went to politicians and bureaucrats to demand the halt
of dangerous nuke plants' operation and some lawsuits were under way.
However, no measure or precaution was taken by the government.


Then the Fukushima accident took place.  Even though the earthquake
cause the blackout and destruction of important pipe systems, the
govenment tries to attribute the accident solely to tsunami, and thus
they still continue the operations of remaining nuke plants.


Seismic activities are still ongoing.  In many of the nuke plant
sites, there are active faults near or inside the site!  With this
situation going on, the 2nd Fukushima could occur at any moment!  This
is an urgent issue for the everybody in the world.  Please cooperate
with our action and save you and your childrens' lives.

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