Thousands of Japanese protestors want an end to nuclear power, as well as shutdown of Monju reprocessing plant

Posted: September 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Japanese demonstrate to shut down country’s nuclear reactors.

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protestor-JapanAnti-nuclear rally calls for more than just a Monju shutdown http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201609230047.html  By RYUJI KUDO/ Staff Writer September 23, 2016 Thousands of anti-nuclear demonstrators gathered in Tokyo on Sept. 22 to demand the government go beyond decommissioning the troubled Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor and abandon its plans to restart other nuclear power plants.

“We definitely don’t need the money-sucking and dangerous Monju,” said Hisae Sawachi, a writer and a member of the organizing committee of the demonstration, which took place under the banner “No nukes, No war.” “Why don’t government officials have the courage to close down all the other nuclear power plants?”

The rally, at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, followed the government’s decision this week to unplug the reactor, which has hardly generated any electricity despite the more than 1 trillion yen ($9.9 billion) spent on it over two decades.

Masaichi Miyashita, who heads the secretariat of an…

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Comments
  1. sojourner says:

    I would hope so, since many of them are probably going to die prematurely from poisoning.

    This is going to happen here as well, it is just a matter of time.

  2. I guess it’s to be expected, futuret, when your government is run by criminal gangs.

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