18 Mars 2016
Aileen Mioko Smith, Executive Director, Green Action KyodoAs explained in a YouTube video by Green Action Kyodo's Executive Director, Aileen Mioko Smith (photo, left), amidst a celebration parade, Japan's anti-nuclear movement has scored another unprecedented, miraculous victory: the court-ordered shutdown of two reactors, Units 3 and 4, at Takahama nuclear power plant. The court's ruling came on the very eve of the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe.
As the video states: Japanese citizens celebrate the shutting down of an operating nuclear power plant. Citizens living up to 70 kilometers away (approximately 45 miles) sued Kansai Electric, and won! We want to protect Kyoto's cultural heritage from radioactive contamination. We want to protect the largest lake in Japan, Lake Biwa, the water for 14 million people.
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