Members and supporters of PAWB will meet near the Menai bridge on the Ynys Môn side between 8.00 and 9.00 am on Monday, March 12 to note that seven years have passed since the explosions and meltdowns at three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi station. The crisis there continues despite all efforts by the Japanese Government to mislead people that the situation is better. 300 tonnes of radioactive water still flows through the site every day in to the Pacific Ocean, and much more radioactive water is being stored in hundreds of tanks on the site. The Japanese Government also wants to pour this water in to the Pacific Ocean. Following recent research by an international team of scientists, evidence has been found of the presence of the radioactive elements, uranium, caesium and technetium in the environment in the area around the Fukushima Daiichi station. The research was published in February in ‘Environmental Science and Technology’. At the same time, the Japanese Government are pressurising people who had to leave their homes following the nuclear disaster to return there, maintaining that the area has been cleaned up. PAWB supports the campaign of our friends in Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Japan who are putting pressure on their government not to invest huge amounts of public money in Hitachi’s irresponsible plans to export the dangerous, outdated and extortionately expensive Advanced Boling Water Reactor to Wylfa. We also appreciate the efforts of the ex-Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan and his party to halt restarting nuclear reactors there, and to prevent the export of Hitachi and Toshiba nuclear technology to other countries. The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan will be presenting the Nuclear Zero Bill to the Japanese parliament this week, and we wish them success in their battle to keep nuclear reactors shut and to halt export of nuclear technology.
PAWB Press Release 11th March 2018 read more »