The Pacific Conference of Churches have called for Japan to live up to its moral responsibility of keeping the region informed of what is happening at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the status of the melted nuclear fuel, and what is being done to prevent contaminated water from escaping and reaching the Pacific Ocean.
The Pacific Churches have called for a nuclear-free Pacific for the last forty years and are now looking for Japan to coordinate with other nations in the Pacific, including the Pacific Islands Development Forum, which represents over 25 nations.
Reverence Francois Pihaatae, general secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches said, “If that nuclear waste and radioactivity is expanding or leaking and going all around the Pacific, I don’t know what will be the result on the fisheries and the impact of all those fish that will be resent to the Pacific and to our people in the rest of the world to consume…We recognize the power (our leaders) have where they are elected to protect our people. That’s why we put our confidence in this forum to take the lead in addressing issues and challenges our people are facing today. We have really great confidence in those leaders we have in the Pacific and also to recognize their potential to do something for our people.”
Source: Radio New Zealand