West Coast activists from FFAN, the Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network – a coalition of groups including Beyond Nuclear, Citizens for Health, Nuclear Information Resource Service, and EON, the Ecological Options Network – deliver 7000 signatures from around the world to the San Francisco Japanese embassy in support of the Japanese mothers trying to prevent their government from shipping radioactive rubble from Fukushima to various locations in Japan, burning it and dumping the ash in the ocean as a way of ‘sharing the pain.’ While west coast activists delivered the petition in San Francisco, their Washington, DC colleagues from NIRS and Beyond Nuclear delivered letters calling on assistance from Senators Boxer and Feinstein. The petition they delivered was begun by One World No Nukes, who presented their petition to the Japanese consulate in New York. [Photo: Rachel Johnson ]
The video in Japanese translation – with over 15,000 views is here: http://youtu.be/WFSFDMiWVzU
As nuclear expert Dr. Chris Busby points out, this burning of radioactive debris would not only eliminate a ‘base line’ of exposure for Fukushima victims near the plant who are certain to sue for damaging health effects in the future, but spread the contamination via the jet stream throughout the northern hemisphere and eventually the entire planet.
The U.S. – which dropped the nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, then encouraged Japan to buy the faulty GE Mark 1 reactors that caused Fukushima – remains in cover-up mode regarding the ongoing contamination of North America and beyond by Fukushima fallout.
FFAN is pressing California Senator Feinstein to protect the food testing budget and Senator Barbara Boxer to hold hearings and insist that the appropriate U.S. agencies intensively monitor the on-going Fukushima fallout and publicly report the results.
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