Anti nuclear protest in Tokyo – “I do this for my children”
Thousands in Japan anti-nuclear protest two years after FukushimaDate:ie Knight 11-Mar-13 Mari Saito and Soph Thousands of protesters marched in the Japanese capital on Sunday calling on the government to shun nuclear power, a day before the second anniversary of an earthquake and tsunami that triggered the world’s worst atomic disaster in 25 years.
Japan is still coming to terms with the disaster that ravaged its northeastern region two years ago – the earthquake and tsunami killed more than 15,000 people. Several thousand people are still unaccounted for.
“It’s becoming more and more important for us to protest. I do this for my children, we can’t leave the mess of nuclear power behind to them,” said a 32-year old mother of two marching in front of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, chanting “Stop nuclear! Protect our children!”.
“People and the media are starting to forget Fukushima and what happened there,” said the woman.
The nuclear meltdown at Tokyo Electric Power’s (Tepco) Fukushima Daiichi plant forced 160,000 people from their homes and many of them will never return. It also sparked an unprecedented protest movement against nuclear power.
Tepco faces a decades-long effort to decontaminate and decommission the wrecked nuclear plant after the worst atomic disaster since Chernobyl in 1986……http://planetark.org/enviro-news/item/6811924
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