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2012年 03月 11日

367 (English)

I came from Niigata-city.
First of all, I would like to condole on victims of Tohoku earthquake.

Following is my opinion on Tokyo Electric Power Company, TEPCO, company which caused Fukushima nuclear catastrophe.

It is 367th day since 3.11, including leap day. Everything happened was so shocking that I do not feel like one year has passed since then. Everything I experienced is still so clear in my mind. They do not seem to fade away at all. They are not long ago experiences.

Fukushima nuclear disaster has been threatening our lives and the environment since 3.11. A great amount of radioactivity has been diffused in the air, and in the ocean, beyond borders. Such radioactivity, without a doubt, will affect our lives and the environment for a long time. I must say, not only Fukushima people but also people all over the world have right to protest against TEPCO, against Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. And I must add ancestry and posterity on the protesters’ list because this protest has so much to do with “strings of life”. Moreover, the environment must be added to the list, too, since it is the environment that makes our lives possible and sustainable. Therefore, TEPCO in this context must hear voices from the world and resolve the disaster absolutely earnestly.

Now there are about 7,000 evacuees in Niigata. It seems most of them are mothers and children. Imagine how they are feeling now. It is just too hard to imagine because they are people who lost home, hometown, and even family separated, for completely unwilling reason. And I suppose there are still some other people who cannot evacuate at this moment even though they want to evacuate as soon as possible. Radioactivity is really harmful. What is happening now is so tragic and extremely sad.
TEPCO must fully compensate all victims no matter how big or small their damage is. Compensation here does not mean only amount of money, which victims had to spend when evacuating. However, it must literally mean all living expenses during the period of evacuation and everything. TEPCO must not pay bonuses and retirement money to employees. It is completely against sense of citizens. From citizens’ point of view, it is too hard to understand why managers of this company have not been arrested yet. Isn’t Fukushima nuclear catastrophe the worst case threatening the Constitution of Japan, as article 25 says, “All people shall have the right to maintain the minimum standards of wholesome and cultured living. In all spheres of life, the State shall use its endeavors for the promotion and extension of social welfare and security, and of public health.”
Again, TEPCO must fully compensate all victims, and all losses of reconstructive opportunities. I must say, citizens think TEPCO should never get back to regular business before 3.11.

What did TEPCO learn from Chuetsu offshore earthquake, which hit Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata in July 2007? What measure did TEPCO take after the experience of Chuetsu offshore earthquake? I must say, it is highly conceivable that TEPCO’s preference for profit over safety caused Fukushima nuclear catastrophe.
TEPCO has announced that they would stop No 6 reactor of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata on March 26th for periodic inspection. What citizens want is to stop the plant right away. Restart of the plant is a complete nonsense, such plan itself is just fooling citizens. TEPCO must face the reality and close all nuclear plants.
In Niigata, neither prefecture nor surrounding cities have made position clear so far over restart issue of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. Let me tell TEPCO that citizens never allow restart of the plant. Citizens are really angry with Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. Citizens are really angry with insufficient actions taken by TEPCO.
What TEPCO should do now is not to make profit but to settle Fukushima nuclear catastrophe as soon as possible. Needless to say, TEPCO must take care of plant workers’ safety in this context. TEPCO must regret what they had done. TEPCO must resolve all impact of Fukushima nuclear catastrophe on us and the environment, absolutely earnestly, from citizens’ point of view.

Nevertheless, TEPCO will not wipe out citizens’ distrust in the future. Citizens demand TEPCO should reconstruct Fukushima but TEPCO themselves.

For mentioned reasons, I strongly protest against Tokyo Electric Power Company.

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by nonukes_niigata | 2012-03-11 12:05 | English


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