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Japan: Stop Storing Nuclear Waste By Schools. Japan can't get away with legally storing nuclear waste in schools, parks and residential areas where kids play.
By Admin (from 02/12/2012 @ 04:09:46, in en - Science and Society, read 1867 times)

Dear Ford Turani,

We all deeply understand the catastrophic consequences of nuclear waste contaminating our communities. But residents of Koriyama, Japan face the real possibility of nuclear pollution of their parks, schools and neighborhoods -- but they don't know exactly where.

Tell Japanese Nuclear officials to stop secret storage plans of nuclear waste.

Japanese law does not require nuclear storage sites to be labeled or groundwater to be tested for contamination. In Koriyama, more than 1,000 schools and hundreds of parks and residential areas where kids play are nuclear storage sites.

The affects of radiation pollution is far too serious to tolerate such laissez-faire regulation of waste storage. It's time for Japanese officials to come up with a new, transparent way to store nuclear waste.

Tell Japan to stop its under-the-radar and dangerous nuclear storage near schools, parks and homes.


Thank you for taking action,

Emily V.
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

  • Target: President Tory Yamaji, Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan
  • Sponsored by: Care2.com

 

Petition:

 

Dear President Tory Yamaji,

Japan's plan to safely store waste is a wonderful next-step--but please do not move forward with this plan until the proper regulation and transparency are in place to protect the public!

Storing nuclear waste at on-site storage places like schools, parks, and residential areas is troublesome enough. But doing so sneakily, without any signs or fences indicating that contaminated debris sits in heaps right next to where children play, is a vast transparency issue that keeps parents worried about exposing their children to radiation.

Your comments added here.

Please also implement the proper safety precautions, regardless of where the waste is buried. The testing of nearby groundwater should be required, as we can't just assume that buried contaminated debris remain isolated and untouched by the water supply.

Stop letting regulation slide and make a clear, safe, and transparent plan for storing Japan's nuclear waste!

Sincerely,
[Your name here]