NO NUKES ACTIONS NYC 2014: Fukushima to Indian Point – We’re All ConnectedPosted: February 17, 2014
3.11 No Nukes Action group are organizing two actions for the 3rd Anniversary of 3.11 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.
TUE. MARCH 11TH 3:30PM
CONSULATE OF JAPAN 299 PARK AVE. (@ 49TH ST.) [MAP]
3:30PM DEMO & PRESS CONFERENCE
4:00PM LETTER DELIVERY TO THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT
4:30PM MARCH TO TIMES SQUARE
SAT. MARCH 15TH 1PM
UNION SQUARE (14TH ST & BROADWAY) [MAP]
1PM SPEECH & BALLOON MAKING
2PM MARCH TO TOMPKINS SQ.
MUSIC BY: RAGING GRANNIES, RUDE MECHANICAL ORCHESTRA
Download Flyer: (PDF, 2PAGES)
March 11th 2014 marks the third year anniversary since the beginning of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in March 2011. This disaster was caused by not only the massive earthquake and tsunami, but the human error and irresponsibility of the state, nuclear industry and their supporters who prioritize profit over people. Countless issues remain unresolved at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, as well as in the surrounding areas with high levels of radioactivity. The radiation from the coast of Fukushima is also contaminating the Pacific Ocean, reminding us that we are all connected by the sea. Fukushima leaves us an overwhelming question; are there any safe places, food or water left for us, or for future generations?
We New Yorkers also live next to Indian Point Energy Center’s two nuclear reactors, sitting right on Hudson River, 25 miles north of NYC. The utility owner Entergy is still operating the power plant, which releases radioactivity 24/7. Indian Point is on an earthquake fault line and one of the reactor’s operating license has just expired in 2013. At any nuclear power plants, danger is inherent and accidents will happen. While we observe an increasing number of natural disasters affecting our city, it’s no longer a question of if, but when Indian Point suffers an accident. And what about the massive amounts of radioactive waste? United States currently has no long-term solution for the highly radioactive nuclear waste being generated every day at over 100 nuclear reactors throughout the country.
We will not forget Fukushima.
Let’s connect and stand with the people in Japan and elsewhere struggling with the consequence of nuclear production.
Join us & Take action!
Organized by the members of: Brooklyn for Peace, Eco-Logic (WBAI-FM), Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC), Shut Down Indian Point Now!, The Manhattan Project, Todos Somos Japon