Nuclear Power is a Crime Against Humanity
nobody has the right to shackle future generations with nuclear waste and inevitable radioactive pollution for any reason whatsoever, nor to take the risk of catastrophic accidents which are known to happen
International Criminal Court Rome Statute < (English, Español, Français, عربي)
Article 7: Crimes against humanity
1. For the purpose of this Statute, "crime against humanity" means any of the following acts when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:….
(k) Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health.
2. For the purpose of paragraph 1:
(a) "Attack directed against any civilian population" means a course of conduct involving the multiple commission of acts referred to in paragraph 1 against any civilian population, pursuant to or in furtherance of a State or organizational policy to commit such attack; ….
> see letter from Francis Boyle, 20 March 2011 on this page > whats up: Nuclear Power = Crime Against Humanity
here are a few notes to get started - please help - let me know of anything else that you think of! - please post comments below
working towards a complete and legally sound case with a list of specific crimes and claimants, supporting documents, co-signers, etc., to bring before both The International Criminal Court and The United Nations
Given that nuclear power is not safe was definitively proven with The Chernobyl Nuclear Catastrophe, any claims of safety or participation in nuclear power activities afterward should be deemed criminal
Claimants are sought who suffered as the direct result of nuclear power activities, or suffered as a result of any fraud, negligence, dereliction of duties or governmental misconduct
Witnesses and Co-signing Organizations are sought
It should be so noted
• nuclear fuel acquisition and processing pollutes the environment, and is disproportionately detrimental to the indigenous and poor
• nuclear power relies upon inherently dangerous technology - no operator can truly guarantee safety (as has been proven...) - accidents do happen - they have, and they will again in the future if Humanity is allowed to continue exploiting nuclear power
• accidents at nuclear power plants cause great suffering, with serious injury to the mental and physical health of communities and countries; the effects of nuclear accidents are felt far beyond local boundaries and affect the entire ecosystem
• the operation of nuclear plants requires the routine release of radioisotopes into the environment; low level radiation kills - there is no "safe dose"
• the environmental contamination which happens during the entire nuclear fuel cycle and as a result of accidents has far-reaching and long-lasting effects on the health of humans and all living creatures by causing cancers and mutations with resultant suffering, death, and deformations
• there is no way to dispose of nuclear waste; nuclear waste will be a problem for future generations and for many years to come, and will involve the dedication of vast resources due to the short-sighted abuse of this technology during the current era
nobody has the right to shackle future generations with nuclear waste for any reason whatsoever
The ICC and UN will be requested to order levies against the perpetrators of these crimes for continuing environmental remediations, civil compensations, decommissioning and containments:
• dedication of all assets which are currently supporting a continuing crime - activities to be converted from criminal act to environmental remediation efforts with a dollar for dollar budget (also to include some allowance for civil compensations and health programs, etc.)
• dedication of resources equivalent to all profits made (since ____) through the criminal acts - to be used for civil compensations and health programs, etc.(also to include some allowance for environmental remediation programs, etc.)
whats up: my response to survey - "Global Opinion Survey on Japan’s Energy Policy Options"
FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
Japan has earthquake faults and tsunamis, plus faulty reactors! It is no place to try and use a technology which is inherently unsafe. Nuclear energy is a Crime Against Humanity - human kind's worst mistake - ingenious but deadly! - as it is...
whats up: VIDEOS: Over six hundred videos on nuclear issues - atomic history, dangers of radiation, events such as the Chernobyl and Fukushima Catastrophes, anti-nuclear activism, etc.
Breaking News! U.S. Navy rescue workers sue TEPCO for their exposure to Fukushima radiation!
They claim the utility company, "a wholly owned public benefit subsidiary of the government of Japan," misrepresented radiation levels to lull the U.S. Navy "into a false sense of security."
Lead plaintiff Lindsay R. Cooper claims Tokyo Electric (TEPCO) intentionally concealed the dangerous levels of radiation in the environment from U.S. Navy rescue crews working off the coast of Japan after the March 10, 2011 earthquake and tsunami set off the nuclear disaster.
Plaintiffs demand a criminal investigation by Tokyo Prosecutors Office
On February 22, the plaintiffs of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster demanded a criminal investigation of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) by Tokyo Prosecutors Office.
1,324 Fukushima People Filed A Criminal Complaint Against TEPCO and the Government (Jun/11/2012)
1,324 Fukushima People Filed A Criminal Complaint Against TEPCO and the Government (Jun/11/2012) - YouTube
Nuclear Refugees 「原発避難民」the people of Iitate Village 飯舘村の皆さん, 一年後
Second mass complaint coming over Fukushima disaster
FUKUSHIMA—More than 10,000 people from across Japan are seeking criminal charges against officials of Japan's government and the utility that operates the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, after a similar mass complaint this summer accused 33 officials of causing death and injury through negligence.
Jul. 24, 2012 Prosecutors to accept nuclear accident complaints NHK WORLD English
Sources say the prosecutors made the decision after a government-appointed panel of experts released its final report on the accident on Monday.
About 1,300 people asked prosecutors in Fukushima Prefecture last month to investigate officials who held top positions with the government and the nuclear plant operator. The plaintiffs accuse the officials of professional negligence.
Other groups have filed similar complaints in Tokyo and elsewhere.
The prosecutors have to identify the cause of the accident if they decide to file charges against the officials.
The government panel and 3 other committees that conducted probes were unable to find the cause.
Medical experts say it would be difficult to determine that radioactive materials released from the damaged nuclear plant have inflicted physical harm on residents of Fukushima and other parts of Japan.
The entire nuclear fuel chain involves the release of radioactivity, contamination of the environment and damage to human health. Most often, communities of color, indigenous peoples or those of low-income are targeted to bear the brunt of these impacts, particularly the damaging health and environmental effects of uranium mining. The nuclear power industry inevitably violates human rights.
"The people that are saying we need nuclear power and we have the technology to safely store nuclear waste for 250,000 years are the same ones who claim that we can't use solar because we have no way to store the electricity overnight! If we have the technology to do one, we ought to be able to figure out the other." ---Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Associates
BBC News - Fukushima child's playtime starts with a fallout check: VIDEO
Ayaka and her family were forced to flee when their home was destroyed in the earthquake and tsunami which devastated parts of Japan in early 2011, killing about 16,000 people. They live outside the 20km (12 mile) exclusion zone surrounding the failed nuclear plant at Fukushima Daiichi, but they still have to live with increased radiation levels which impact their lives. Ayaka is one of several seven to 10-year-old survivors who talk about how their lives have changed forever in BBC Two's "Japan - Children of the Tsunami..."
Lawsuits in Japan (quick pick, 2012)
In the biggest claim of its kind in Japan, 42 shareholders filed a lawsuit in the Tokyo District Court on Monday accusing 27 current and former Tepco directors of ignoring multiple warnings of a possible tsunami and of failing to prepare for a severe accident, lawyers for the shareholders said in a statement.
— Another 1,200 people have joined a lawsuit seeking the closure of the Genkai atomic plant in Saga Prefecture, bringing the number of plaintiffs to around 4,200, the most for any current lawsuit against a nuclear facility.