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Statement on the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi

Following the events in Japan on March 11th, 2011, it has become abundantly clear to clean energy promoters around the world that the time to act is now. The nuclear disaster at Fukushima is the largest and longest exposure of radiation in the history of the planet.

This reality we live in today is not the model that was sold to us, of an energy ‘too cheap to meter’. Nuclear disasters have brought nations to their knees, and the economical and medical consequences have yet to be fully evaluated.

Because of this disaster, more individuals around the world are “informed and activated” then ever before about the benefits of clean energy, and the dangers of nuclear power.

If we don’t use this experience to break away from nuclear power globally, we will be dependent on it for the next hundred years. We are witnesses to a nuclear war without any explosions.

We must find a way to solve this disaster in a manner that prevents the re-licensing and future development of nuclear power stations. By way of their response both the nuclear industry and scientific experts have proved that they continually underestimated the severity of the disaster, and are still hesitant to remain transparent to the public.

One of the lessons learned from Fukushima, is that our current criteria for preventing and responding to a nuclear disaster are not efficient. We must also work to create systems that promote security, not secrecy.

The survival or destruction of a country, and the life or death of it’s citizens depends on nuclear action, so it is necessary to examine it closely.

 

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