Stop Japan exporting Nuclear Power Plants & supplying developing countries with ODA processed food from the contaminated disaster areas
An Appeal from Japanese women to aim for a safe and secure world for our children without nuclear power plants and without fear of radioactive contamination. We plan to petition the Japanese government in an effort to stop “Exporting Nuclear Power Plants Overseas” and to stop “Exporting ODA Processed Food from the contaminated Disaster Areas “
1. Stop Japan from exporting Nuclear Power Plants to newly developing countries
The Japanese government (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) is still going ahead with plans to export Nuclear Power Plants to Vietnam, Lithuania, Turkey, and Jordan even though the accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power Plant is not yet under control.
We learned from the accident that there is not 100% safety mechanism and if a big accident is occurred, it destroys people’s life completely. Many Fukushima people have been deprived their lands, houses, jobs domestic animals and many other things as well. In Fukushima many children cannot play at the outdoor playground because of high-level radiation levels.
We don’t want any more people, and especially any more children, anywhere in the world to have this kind of experiences.
2. Stop the Japanese government from supplying developing countries with ODA processed food from the contaminated disaster areas of Great East Japan Earthquake.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs applied for a budget 65 million dollars for this purpose under ODA (Official Development Assistance) and they are planning to offer processed food such as canned Tuna from disaster areas (mainly Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate) to developing countries. According to the government, the processed foods will comply with Japan’s guidelines for maximum permitted levels of radioactive substances for foodstuffs. However, we worry about the guidelines because after the accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant the government increased the maximum upper limit for the radiation levels for water, milk and other drinks to 200Bq/L for cesium (in USA it is 0.111 Bq/liter; WHO standard 10 Bq/L) and 300Bq/L for iodine, and that for food to 500Bq/kg for cesium and 2000bq/kg for iodine (Codex standard 100 B1/L, in USA 170Bq/L).
In Japan now some people, especially mothers are requesting the government to reconsider the guidelines. Mothers and some specialists think that the radiation dosages of the guidelines are too high for children. In fact, even now many countries prohibit to importation of food from Japan because of radioactive contamination.
We will deliver our letter and petition to Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yukio Edano and Minister for Foreign Affairs Koichiro Genba on 4 November 2011.
Please support us and add your name to our joint-signature letter and petition.
If you agree to participate in our joint-signature letter, please e-mail us with the following information: your name, country, organization and message to
“stophamaokanuclearpp(at)gmail.com” by 1 November 2011.
Contact and inquiry: Yukie Tokura, STOP! Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant
E-mail: stophamaokanuclearpp(at)gmail.com Tel: +81-(0)90-4401-8774