Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Liberal lawmaker reports on Chernobyl and Fukushima

At a Friday anti-nuke protest on September 2, 2016 in front of the Diet Building, FUJINO Yasufumi, a Communist member of Japan’s House of Representatives, reported on his research on nuclear power plants in Europe. He said, “A dosimeter showed a sudden increase in radiation at a bush in Pripyat, near Chernobyl even 30 years after the nuclear disaster. Nothing has changed there. I also visited Kawamata Town, Fukushima. There, former residents said that they could not return to the hometown even if the national government ordered them to do so. A town official told me that, if they postponed their return, the Japanese Government strongly pressed them to come back as soon as possible. I have reassured that nukes and mankind can never coexist”. YANAGIDA Makoto from Tampopo-sha Anti-Nuke Plaza referred to the retraction of candidacy of IZUMIDA Hirohiko, the incumbent Niigata Governor in the coming gubernatorial election. According to Yamagida, Niigata Nippo, a local paper that has been at odds with the governor, has carried five big advertisements of Tokyo Electric Power Company since the beginning of this year, which is the operator of the currently idle Kashiwazaki Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant in the prefecture. He said that this is a corruption. (KINOSHITA Masaaki) 

藤野議員が「チェルノブイリ・福島」 調査報告~9.2金曜行動レポート


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