— Green Action, 5/21/2012
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.
An appeal from Japan to worldwide civil organizations concerning stabilization of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel
We ask your organization’s support for our appeal to Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
To civil organizations around the world:
Please support this effort by endorsing our letter to Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon dated 30 April 2012.
We Japanese civil organizations* express our deepest concern that our government does not inform its citizens about the extent of risk of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel pool. Given the fact that collapse of this pool could potentially lead to catastrophic consequences with worldwide implications, what the Japanese government should be doing as a responsible member of the international community is to avoid any further disaster by mobilizing all the wisdom and the means available in order to stabilize this pool.
It is evident that Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel pool is no longer just a Japanese issue, but an international issue with potentially serious consequences. Therefore, it is imperative for the Japanese government and the international community to work together on this crisis before it becomes too late. We are appealing to the United Nations to help Japan and the planet in order to prevent the irreversible consequences of a catastrophe that could affect generations to come. We are sending an urgent request to UN Secretary General Ban Ki‐moon and Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda as follows:
- The United Nations should organize a Nuclear Safety Summit to take up the crucial problem of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel pool.
- The United Nations should establish an independent assessment team on Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 and coordinate international assistance in order to stabilize the unit’s spent nuclear fuel pool and prevent potentially catastrophic radiological consequences.
30 April 2012
*72 Japanese civil organizations have signed this petition as of 30 April 2012
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