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Fukushima – One year on and no-one died from nuclear power

by | 14th, March 2012

ONE year on from Fukushima – read: Japan’s Media Apocalypse, no-one has died from radiation poisoning. The AP reports:

Tens of thousands of anti-nuclear protesters across the globe called for an end to nuclear power as they marked the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami at Japan’s Fukushima power plant.

In Japan, tens of thousands rallied near the crippled plant, demanding an end to nuclear power as the nation held memorial ceremonies for a disaster that claimed almost 20,000 lives.

David Thompson:

“While mobs may be effective in rousing emotion and inflating egos, they aren’t an ideal forum for mental or moral clarity.”

 

Lead image: Protesters light candles and display placards during a rally commemorating the 1st anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, which killed more than 19,000 and triggered the Fukushima nuclear crisis, at the Japanese Embassy in Pasay south of Manila, Philippines Monday, March 12, 2012 The protesters also called on the Philippine government to abandon plans to operate its idle nuclear power plant. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Protesters light candles and display placards during a rally commemorating the 1st anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, which killed more than 19,000 and triggered the Fukushima nuclear crisis, at the Japanese Embassy in Pasay south of Manila, Philippines Monday, March 12, 2012 The protesters also called on the Philippine government to abandon plans to operate its idle nuclear power plant. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

A Filipino activist has her face painted during a bike and run event to mark the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown catastrophe in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines on Sunday Mar. 11, 2012. The environmental group renewed calls for the decommissioning of nuclear reactors and weapons around the world to avert another nuclear crisis.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)



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