By Robert Hunziker Global Research, January 12, 2018 Defend Democracy Press 22 November 2017 The radiation effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant triple meltdowns are felt worldwide, whether lodged in sea life or in humans, it cumulates over time. The impact is now slowly grinding away only to show its true colors at […]
On the 11th of March 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear accident spread radioactive contamination widely over the east of Japan, not just Fukushima.
According to the International Commission on Radiation Protection and Japanese law, the maximum allowable dose from human-made radioactivity is 1mSv/year for citizens. But in Fukushima 20mSv/year is allowed for the victims of the nuclear disaster. This double standard shouldn’t happen in a constitutional state.
Evacuees had to tear themselves away from their hometown. For the people who decided to stay, children and adults lost their stability in life, and their hopes for the future are ruined. In particular they wanted to protect children’s lives and health. Whether they stayed or not, they are all victims. They have been exposed to invisible radiation.
6 years and 8 month have passed since the disaster, the level of radiation in the air has decreased in some places, but generally there is still high contamination. Caesium 137 from the nuclear accident has a half-life of thirty years. Most of the plaintiffs lived in the ‘radiation controlled area’ which is over 40,000Bq/㎡, so the evacuation needs to continue.
Nuclear disaster creates an enormous amount of pollution, and sever damage is continuing widely. The plaintiffs sued the Japanese government and TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) in order to make their responsibility clear, in the hope this kind of disaster will never happen again, and to get proper compensation.
I hope your court will recognise the plaintiffs’ lives and the facts of the nuclear disaster, and listen to their poignant appeals. I strongly request a fair judgement which acknowledges the evacuees’ human rights.
Support Group for nuclear plaintiffs, including the Nuclear Power Plant Lawsuit for Compensation in Kyoto
- 京都地方裁判所民事第7部 御中 To No.7 Civil Division of Kyoto District Court
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Tuesday 21 February 2017
Room 116, main building, SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), London WC1H OXG
‘Fukushima: The Silent Voices’, a film by Chiho Sato and Lucas Rue
19:00 – screening, followed by a Q&A with the directors
more about the film here: https://fukushimathesilentvoices.wordpress.com/blog/
Poster for the SOAS, London screening:
A5 flyer pdf:
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EXHIBITION & FILM
Thursday 2 March 2017
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
’20 millisieverts a year’ an exhibition about Fukushima by Lis Fields
Exhibition opening reception:
18:00 – 22:00
screening of film about Fukushima, title tba:
19:00 – 21:00
Friday 10 March 2017
outside Japanese Embassy, 101 Piccadilly, London W1
17:30 – 19:30
speakers and performers to be announced
MARCH ON PARLIAMENT
Saturday 11 March 2017
assemble outside Japanese Embassy, 101 Piccadilly, London W1
12:00 for start at 12:30
In front of Statue of George, Old Palace Yard opposite Parliament
14:00 – to approx 16:00
PARLIAMENTARY PUBLIC MEETING
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Wednesday 15 March 2017
19:00 – 21:00
Committe Room 9, House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1
nearest tube station: westminster
please arrive at the Cromwell Green (8) entrance at least 20 minutes early to ensure enough time to pass through security:
Taro Yamamoto of the Liberal Party is a member of the Chamber of Deputies. He is one of the few parliamentary members defending the rights of victims of the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. The Association Nos Voisins Lointains 3-11 translated the questions of Taro Yamamoto to the Chamber of Deputies’ Special […]
Tuesday 9 August 6:30pm:
Crypt Chapel, behind Westminster Cathedral
The evening begins with a service to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of Blessed Franz Jagerstatter’s execution in 1943 for refusing to serve in Hitler’s army. Following the service, the Peace Walk will start from in front of Westminster Cathedral to the London Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park for a Floating Lantern Ceremony. This will begin at dusk to commemorate the 71st Anniversary for victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all wars.