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Demonstrators protest against restart of Sendai nuclear power plant

  • 2015-03-31 15:00:00
  • , Tokyo Shimbun
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(Tokyo Shimbun: March 31, 2015 – p. 2)

 

 About 80 people gathered in front of the Diet building to protest the start on March 30 of the Nuclear Regulation Authority’s inspection for the activation of the reactor No. 1 at the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant of Kyushu Electric Power Co. The demonstrators chanted, “No need for nuclear power plants! People’s lives are important.”

 

 The demonstration was organized by the “committee to execute action by 10 million people to say sayonara to nuclear power,” comprising labor unions and other organizations. Toshihiro Inoue of the Japan Congress against A- and H- Bombs emphasized: “Evacuation plans are insufficient. If an accident occurs, nobody will take responsibility. The volcano eruption issue has yet to be resolved.”

 

 Yasuko Yamaguchi, 83, of the “Democratic Club of Women,” voiced doubts, saying, “If the nuclear power plant resumes operation, there will be no end to the creation of nuclear waste. Is any place willing to accept high-level radioactive waste?”

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