(Note: Pax Christi USA has signed onto the letter referenced in this article and delivered to the UN yesterday.)
New York City – Members of the Green Shadow Cabinet Fukushima subcommittee and allies deliver a letter signed by more than 150 organizations and individuals from across the globe and petitions signed by more than 150,000 people to the United Nations today calling for a new direction in the management and clean-up of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.
As more information is revealed about the ongoing crises at Fukushima and the difficulties faced by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the Japanese public and the global community recognize that the situation requires immediate and independent intervention. TEPCO has failed to demonstrate competence in managing the situation, and they continue to place profits before safety. TEPCO is cutting corners and mistreating workers, which is adding to the deterioration of the situation. They have also shown themselves to be untrustworthy hiding information about serious problems at Fukushima.
The Green Shadow Cabinet applauds the Japanese Government for dedicating more funds to the clean-up, but continues to have grave concerns about lack of transparency and the pending state secrets act that will further curtail the public’s access to accurate information about Fukushima…