In response to the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan, petitions and a sign on letter with scores of organizations from around the world are being delivered to the United Nations on Thursday. The documents back a proposal to United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, from 16 top nuclear experts including Dr Helen Caldicott and Dr Arnie Gunderson urging a transfer of responsibility for the Fukushima reactor site to an international engineering group.
Dr Helen Caldicott recently wrote:
“As I contemplate the future at Fukushima, it seems that the escape of radiation is virtually unstoppable. The levels of radiation in buildings 1, 2 and 3 are now so high that no human can enter or get close to the molten cores. It will therefore be impossible to remove these cores for hundreds of years if ever.”
She believes that one of the steps Japanese government should take to prevent worst case consequences is to cancel the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
The petition and letter have been organized by the US Green Party and other organizations in order to draw attention to the issue and promote an international response.
The letter has been signed by hundreds of organizations and individuals, and the petitions currently have over 150,000 signatories from around the world.
This Thursday, US Green Party members Harvey Wasserman, Jill Stein and Margeret Flowers will join others at the United Nations in New York City to deliver the petitions and letter.
See the letter, outlining a 15 point plan for Fukushima – here.