Japanese protest against Fukushima disaster

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Tens of thousands of people rallied near Japan‘s crippled Fukushima plant today to press authorities to ditch nuclear power on the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that triggered a meltdown: here.

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  1. Antinuke protests erupt nationwide

    Thousands of antinuclear protesters took to the streets of Tokyo and other cities Sunday, the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant. Near the head office of Tokyo Electric Power Co., which runs the crippled complex, demonstrators called for the country to abandon nuclear power and restore the prefecture, where more than 100,000 residents were forced to relocate.

    In Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, some 16,000 people attended an antinuclear gathering in the city and called for scrapping all of Japan’s 54 commercial reactors, which provided a third of its electricity before the Fukushima disaster.

    In Shizuoka Prefecture, about 1,100 people gathered to pressure Chubu Electric Power Co. to scrap its reactors at the Hamaoka power plant. The reactors were halted last May at the request of then Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who was concerned about risking a quake long predicted to hit the area.

    In Fukui Prefecture, about 1,200 people, including members of citizens’ groups, marched in Tsuruga, which hosts the experimental Monju fast-breeder reactor and Kansai Electric Power Co.’s atomic reactors.

    (Japan Times, Mar 12)

    Link: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120312a8.html?


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