11/11 Stop Japanese Government From Opening Nuke Plants-Speak Out

11/11 Stop Japanese Government From Opening Nuke Plants-Speak Out

START DATE:      Tuesday November 11
TIME:    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location Details:
San Francisco Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St. Suite 2100
San Francisco

On November 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Japanese consulate people will speak out about the plants to restart the Sendai nuclear plant. The Japanese government which now runs TEPCO which was responsible for the meltdown at Fukushima. The government with pressure from the US government and politicians wants to re-open all more that 40 nuclear plants.
This criminally dangerous action is a threat not only to the people of Japan but the world. Another major earthquake could lead to more meltdowns and further massive contamination. There is already a growing number of thyroid cancer surgeries which the government of Japan is keeping a secret. They have passed a new secrecy law that will criminalize those who are getting information out about the Fukushima meltdown.
it is time for all people to speak out against the restarting of nuclear plants in Japan and for the evacuation of children and families in Japan.
The No Nukes Action Committee NNA has a monthly speak out on the 11th to remind people that the Fukushima meltdown on March 11, 2011 still is with us and the plant continues to lead radioactivity.

For more information
https://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/

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First Japanese nuclear power plant since Fukushima to resume operations
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/07/japanese-nuclear-power-plant-fukushima-restart
Local governor gives final approval to restart two reactors at Sendai under new safety rules despite residents’ concerns
Associated Press in Tokyo

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The Guardian, Friday 7 November 2014 08.03 GMT

Anti-nuclear protesters shout their opposition as the prefectural assembly adopted a petition that agrees to restart the Sendai nucelar power station. Photograph: AP
A local governor in Japan has given final approval to restart a nuclear power plant in southern Japan, the first to resume operations in the country under new safety rules imposed after the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi meltdowns caused by an earthquake and tsunami.
Kagoshima governor Yuichiro Ito said restarting two reactors at the Sendai power station would go ahead despite the concerns of residents.
“All things considered, I must say that we still need to rely on nuclear energy, and it is extremely important for us to steadily carry out the plan,” Ito told a news conference.
The announcement marks the final step before the Sendai reactors are expected to go back online early next year following regulators’ on-site checks. Japan’s nuclear regulation authority in July gave them passing grades under stricter safety requirements that factored in the lessons of the Fukushima Dai-ichi meltdowns.
All 48 workable reactors in Japan have been offline for safety checks or repairs since the 2011 disaster, except for two that have temporarily operated for about a year. Sendai would be the first to restart under safety rules imposed after the Fukushima crisis.
The plant’s host town, Satsumasendai, has already voted to restart the plant. The governor’s endorsement completes the required process of local consent.
Some residents are not convinced by the decision. At the prefectural assembly on Friday, the chairman’s announcement of the yes vote was nearly inaudible as about 200 citizens in the audience shouted their opposition. They stood up, some held “no” signs, while others shouted “Protect residents’ lives” and “Shame on you”, according to Kyodo News agency.
Residents are particularly concerned about several active volcanos around the plant,.
Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, has been pushing to restart some of the 48 reactors, saying a prolonged shutdown hurts the economy in Japan, which is heavily dependent on imported sources of energy.
The minister of economy, trade and industry Yoichi Miyazawa, who visited Kagoshima to urge the governor to support the government’s energy policy, applauded Kagoshima’s announcement. “Gaining local residents’ understanding is very important,” he said.

written by NNA member Steve Zeltzer

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