Another Insane Cleaning Project is Going
Contaminated Radio-waste Burning in Samegawa
Result Trans-ocean Contamination
Incinerator Citizens, Japan
Please be noted that we, residents of
Fukushima Shirakawa district (southern part of Fukushima
prefecture) would perform action against Ministry of
Environment’s burning project of high contamminated radioactive waste
(more than 8000 Bq/kg) on 18th July, here in Samegawa.
Disaster is not over, but the Ministry of Environment (=MOE)
is trying to bring another contamination plan all over the world.
Last fall, MOE secretly ordered Hitachi Zosen to construct
a controversial radiowaste incinerator in small village of
Samegawa with only 4000 population. Construction has been
completed late June, but there had been no prior information about
the project, no such public consultation. Furthermore, last week,
some landoweners spoke out they never admitted nor signed the
contract, but the government mysteriously announced they had all
landoweners consent to run the project.
is the world-first demonstration incinerator, with unproven
technology, and even MOE admitted the tchnology is still
its experimental stage, but MOE and Hitachi Zosen would not
stop the experimental incineration. Rather they are quite hurry
because until now no other municipalities accept such dangerous
facility. They say radioacitive cesium could be caught by baghouse
filtration, but it cannnot catch gaseus substances and small
particles like PM2.5 or nano-sized particles. There is no way to stop
radioactive cesium emitted from smokestack, it simply get into the
atmosphere and travel the gobe.
location of incinerator is amidst the pastureland, rich in
groundwater and forestry. Ironically, the level of radioactive
cesium is comparatively low compared to other parts of Fukushima
prefecture, and people are still living here, children are
living here, cattles are living here. At the same time, people are
dying, children are dying, they are having cancers.
can we tolerate the second contamination by our own government? How
can we believe the project of IAEA and nuclear power plant
manufacturer? We are so angry. We have right to protect
ourseles, our children, our lives and our distrct. There is no
legitimacy for polluting project.
ask you sirs to come to Samegawa on 18th and see what is
happening here and what will happen all over the world. Please report
our situation to your country so that we can protect our earth
together. We are preparig English signboards to tell the people
all over the world!!
in Fukushima : Kikue
Katsuta; tel. E-mail (Japanese only)