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Avaaz - Japan: It's our time to shine
Posted: 3 May 2012
Today, our last working nuclear reactor was switched off, making Japan the first industrialised country in the world to go 100% nuclear-free. It's a dawn of a new era and a victory worthy of a gargantuan celebration, but we need to close the door once and for all.
One year ago, no one thought this was possible. In the aftermath of our national shock and grief, the only certainty was our determination to never let this tragedy happen again. And we did it! But the battle isn’t over -- our government refuses to let go of the possibility of the nuclear restarts, held hostage by powerful energy companies who wrongfully claim we can’t survive without nuclear power.
But experts say our nation has the capability to run a successful nuclear-free economy, and a high-ranking official from the Environment Ministry says only the public can keep the reactors off: "If Japan has the motivation, it can do this." Let’s celebrate this switch off by telling our leaders that we want a total resolution for a nuclear-free future -- forever. Sign this petition to Noda and Edano, calling on them to pledge for a nuclear-free future in Japan’s new energy plan.
GLOBAL PETITION "Appeal for Fukushima"
Considering the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states:
Article 1 : All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Article 3 : Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Considering the current situation of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which endangers the Japanese population and the rest of the world,
And considering the inability of the utility TEPCO and the Japanese government to manage the situation,
We, the peoples of the Earth, appeal to the UN, WHO and all international organizations and governments. We ask:
1. The establishment of an international, interdisciplinary team with authority to take over management of the plant in Fukushima Daiichi and its consequences, under a UN mandate.
2. The establishment of a crisis team within the UN responsible for implementing all measures necessary to protect the Japanese people at any price whatsoever.
We are human beings born free and equal. With reason and conscience, we act in a spirit of brotherhood. We are concerned for the life, liberty and security of our Japanese brothers and our children.
Urgent Request to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon | Fukushima Update (Open to organizations only)
Recently, former diplomats and experts both in Japan and abroad stressed the extremely risky condition of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel pool and this is being widely reported by world media. Robert Alvarez, Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), who is one of the best-known experts on spent nuclear fuel, stated that in Unit 4 there is spent nuclear fuel which contains Cesium-137 (Cs-137) that is equivalent to 10 times the amount that was released at the time of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Thus, if an earthquake or other event were to cause this pool to drain, this could result in a catastrophic radiological fire involving nearly 10 times the amount of Cs-137 released by the Chernobyl accident...
ORGANIZATIONS PLEASE SIGN ON > Petition 04: Request for UN intervention to stabilize the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel pool | Fukushima Petitions
May 9, 2012
Who can sign: Open to organizations only.
Date started: 8 May 2012
Deadline: 20 May 2012
Purpose: To urge the United Nations to act on stabilizing the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel pool, the further deterioration of which could result in a catastrophic release of radiation with international consequences. We will submit the petition to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and continue to work on gathering international support for stabilizing the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Sponsoring organizations: 72 Japanese civil organizationsRead the full text of the petition letter, endorsements and signatories at Green Action Japan’s Fukushima Update site.
Support Indian Protesters; Stop Kudankulam! | NIRS
March 27, 2012
On March 19, 2012, the Indian government gave approval for operation of two Russian-designed nuclear reactors at Kudankulam in southern India. These dangerous reactors have been under construction since 1988 and are obsolete before they even start up. Three million people live within 30 kilometers (18) miles of these reactors, some less than a half-mile away.
Meanwhile, a large protest movement has risen in the region and there are currently some 10,000 people protesting nearby. They are being surrounded by thousands of armed police. One of the leaders of this nonviolent resistance is Dr. S.P. Udayakumar, who is also a leader in our NIRS/WISE international network. On March 22, 2012, he was able to get a moving letter to us describing the situation at the protest site. He since has sent two more letters, including one today that indicates more than 170 protesters have been charged with serious crimes. You can read these letters, watch videos, and get more background information here. The Indian government is threatening to arrest Dr. Udayakumar and charge him with terrorism and "waging war" against India.
We are asking every one, from every country, to take action and tell India's top government officials:
1. Leave the protesters alone.
2. Close Kudankulam before it opens. These reactors are simply too dangerous--to Indians and to the rest of the world--to allow their operation.
Thank you and please share widely.
> Petition | International Atomic Energy Agency: Stop the commissioning of Kodankulam Nuclear power plant,India | Change.org
Petition | URGENT! Fukushima Radioactive Fallout Food Safety Petition | Change.org
Greenpeace: Taxpayers should NOT take on the risk of building new nuclear plants
The disaster at Japan's nuclear power plant highlights the inherent dangers of nuclear power, we should be phasing it out in favor of clean energy like wind and solar and energy efficiency. And yet President Obama says he still wants to spend $36 billion of our tax dollars to subsidize the nuclear industry so it can build more nuclear plants here in the United States. Americans don't want their money going to dangerous and dirty energy sources; according to a recent poll, 74% of Americans oppose nuclear subsidies.
Of course, nuclear industry lobbyists are doing everything they can right now to make sure our members of Congress don't listen to the American people. So we need to make sure they know we don't want our tax dollars wasted on new nuclear plants that would threaten more communities here in the United States.
Send an urgent message to the President and your members of Congress TODAY and tell them that there is no place for taxpayer giveaways to the nuclear industry in the budget and that now is the time to invest in technology that uses clean and unlimited energy sources like the sun and wind.
Tell President Obama and Secretary Chu: Stop taxpayer loans for Georgia reactors! | NIRS
Tell President Obama and Secretary Chu: Stop taxpayer loans for Georgia reactors!: Tell President Obama and Secretary Chu: Stop taxpayer loans for Georgia reactors! March 30, 2012 This is big. The $8.3 Billion taxpayer loan for construction of two new reactors at the Vogtle site in Georgia, the centerpiece of the Obama Administration's support for the "nuclear renaissance," may be blocked--by the Obama Administration. You can help make this happen.
SignOn.org - Stop the New Nuke Power Loan Guarantees
By harvey wasserman
To be delivered to: the general public, including taxpayer groups, and anti-nuke/pro-green environmental organizations across the board., The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama
In light of Fukushima and Solyndra, please stop the rip-off taxpayer loan guarantees for new nuclear reactors in Georgia...and anywhere else.
The Department of Energy is poised to give $8.33 billion in loan guarantees to the Georgia Vogtle double-reactor project that could irradiate the planet and bankrupt the state. But especially after the Solyndra bankruptcy, details of the deal are coming under intense scrutiny, at the Office of Management and Budget and elsewhere. If we stop this boondoggle there may never be another nuclear plant built in the US.
President Obama: Act now to prevent a second Fukushima disaster | NIRS
May 10, 2012
The situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear site remains perilous. The area has been hit with hundreds of earthquakes since the March 11 Great Earthquake and Tsunami that led to the destruction of four reactors and caused release of massive amounts of radiation. The cooling system for all four damaged reactors is jerry-rigged, shaky, and prone to leaks. Of particular concern is the stability of the irradiated fuel pool at Unit 4, which alone contains about 10 times the amount of radioactive Cesium-137 as was released in the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
As Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) put it following his recent visit to Fukushima Daiichi, “The scope of damage to the plants and to the surrounding area was far beyond what I expected and the scope of the challenges to the utility owner, the government of Japan, and to the people of the region are daunting. The precarious status of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear units and the risk presented by the enormous inventory of radioactive materials and spent fuel in the event of further earthquake threats should be of concern to all and a focus of greater international support and assistance.”
Our colleagues in Japan are calling for immediate assistance from the United Nations and establishment of a Nuclear Safety Summit to address the Unit 4 issue. They are seeking support from organizations across the world. If you represent an organization, please provide your support here.
But the United States shouldn't wait for the UN to act--we should begin providing substantive assistance now. All individuals and organizations: Please sign the petition below and urge President Obama to act now and act forcefully to avert a second catastrophe at Fukushima.
Support from our international friends is very welcome. Please share this petition widely! Thank you for your actions.
Dear President Obama,
Please take action now to bring the technical capability, skilled personnel and financial resources necessary to the essential task of stabilizing the irradiated fuel pool at the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 reactor, which--as Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) reported following his recent trip to the site--is in a precarious state that could lead to potentially catastrophic consequences for Japan, neighboring countries, and even the United States.
We also ask you to support the effort of dozens of Japanese NGOs, supported by members of Japan's Parliament, seeking immediate United Nations assistance at the Fukushima Daiichi site, where four damaged reactors remain extremely vulnerable to continuing earthquakes and malfunction of a hastily rigged and shaky cooling system. Such assistance should include expedited establishment of a Nuclear Safety Summit to assess and coordinate international assistance to stabilize the Unit 4 fuel pool.
However, the U.S. need not wait for the UN to begin the process of providing expertise and resources to our friends in Japan. The U.S. has the capability to respond to this crisis immediately, to shore up the pool and to begin moving this fuel from the pool in 2012.
Prevention of the unfolding catastrophe at Fukushima is essential. Your leadership is absolutely critical. Please make the situation at Fukushima a top priority for your administration.
Nuclear | Environmental Action
One year after Fukushima, there are dozens of nuclear plants just like it operating in the U.S. But President Obama and too many members of Congress are still touting nuclear as 'safe' and 'clean'. It's not - it's a disaster waiting to happen that could impact up to 50 Million Americans.
Petition | EPA: Don't Sacrifice Navajo Water for Uranium Mining | Change.org
The Colorado Plateau of New Mexico still bears the unhealed sores of the Uranium Boom of the last century – radioactive waste piles, contaminated water and hundreds of mines on Navajo land abandoned by companies looking to make a quick profit. Despite the massive contamination, companies want to start a new era of mining in this region.
The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), which sits on the beach between Los Angeles and San Diego, was shut down temporarily in January after it was found to be leaking radioactive steam. But incredibly, Southern California Edison -- the primary electricity provider for over 14 million people in Southern California -- is now trying to bring the dangerous nuclear energy plant back online.
The San Onofre nuclear plant is an accident waiting to happen!
Petition NOTICE TO NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
Attention Nuclear Regulatory Commission:
Those living in close proximity to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station as well as other concerned residents of California and indeed citizens from all across America have a message for you. DO NOT ALLOW THIS NUCLEAR POWER PLANT TO RESTART UNTIL “ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS” AND “EXTENT OF CONDITION” DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN FILED AND VALIDATED BY INDEPENDENT NUCLEAR EXPERTS.
Our confidence in your performance as protectors of the public has dissipated as we witness your reluctance to act upon recommendations your own staff identified as critical and urgent steps to be taken in light of lessons learned from Fukushima. You have intervened on behalf of the Nuclear Industry to prevent the will of the people in Vermont from being implemented after they voted to shutdown the Yankee-Vermont facility. At the seriously troubled Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ohio you recently permitted them to restart before establishing “root cause and extent of conditions” for a 30 foot crack in the concrete building surrounding the reactor vessel. The population of over 8 million people around San Onofre has been exposed to risks due to ineffective oversight by the NRC for years, making it the most unsafe nuclear power plant in the USA, by your own account.
Now you are facing a decision on how to proceed regarding the new but faulty steam generators at San Onofre, which could result in a meltdown if the “root cause and extent of conditions” are not properly identified. Instead of rushing to judgment to restart the plant due to the huge financial pressures the industry is feeling you should know that the public is watching you more closely than ever before. It is time for you to be reminded who you work for.
Environment Petition: Senators Boxer and Feinstein: Investigate the ongoing danger from the Fukushima nuclear reactors | Change.org