Kyodo news reports fifteen current and former mayors in Japan will hold a forum to lobby against nuclear power in Japan. The group is urging other mayors to join the conference, which will meet biannually to discuss atomic power. The conferences will also compile proposals on renewable energy usage, as well as the evacuation of children and provision of safe food for them.
“We thought we should set up the conference before Kansai Electric Power Co. restarts its Oi nuclear plant” in Fukui Prefecture, Hajime Mikami, mayor of Kosai in Shizuoka Prefecture, said Friday. “By breaking away from nuclear plants, we will protect the lives and property of residents.”
The number of members attending the April 28th conference in Tokyo is expected to swell to over 50 representatives.