Fukushima Clouds Hiroshima Anniversary via Reader Supported News

TOKYO, Aug 4, 2011 (IPS) – Matashichi Oishi, 78, a radiation victim from Bikini Atoll, the site of a U.S. hydrogen bomb test in 1954, will make his annual lone visit this week to commemorate the Aug. 6 anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima 66 years ago.

This year, says the former sailor, battling lung cancer from exposure to high levels of radiation at Bikini Atoll, his message at Hiroshima will go beyond a routine call to end nuclear weapons.

“Against the backdrop of the disastrous Fukushima nuclear plant accident, I will speak of the absolute need for Japan to not only work to ban nuclear weapons but also to completely eradicate dependence on nuclear energy,” he told IPS.

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One Response to Fukushima Clouds Hiroshima Anniversary via Reader Supported News

  1. Mitsu Date says:

    66 years ago ~ such a long time and we Japanese still having a nuclear plant so many in our little Japan Island !

    ” No more Fukushima !! ”
    ” Should stop nuclear plants ~ all over the world !! ”

    Don’t for get that it’s not only for us but for the future planet to be a safe place ….

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