ON BECQUEREL AWARENESS DAY, SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016, FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT AWARENESS NETWORK (FFAN) LAUNCHES ITS PETITION/CAMPAIGN TO URGE WORLD LEADERS TO SAY NO TO HOSTING THE 2020 JAPAN OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS IN FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE!
Children are now in training to compete at the 2020 Japan Olympics in close proximity to the most devastating and ongoing nuclear and industrial disaster in world history. Our children are our most beloved and cherished gift; and as such, we know they are the most vulnerable to the generational damaging effects of man-made radiation in air, soil, food and water. On March 11, 2016, on the occasion of fifth anniversary of the Fukushima triple nuclear meltdowns, Japan’s 2020 Olympic Minister, Toshiaki Endo, stated to the Associated Press that preliminary softball, baseball and possibly other games like soccer, would very possibly be moved from the host city of Tokyo to Fukushima Prefecture!
1) The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) guideline for the public is 1mSV/year compared to Japan’s at 20mSv/year due to the disaster. By hosting the 2020 Olympics, Japan is willing to expose not only their own citizens but also children, their families and coaches worldwide to higher than publicly acceptable levels of radiation per the ICRP.
2) There is no safe dose. The Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation 7 (BEIR 7) Report unequivocally states that there is no threshold of exposure below which solid cancers are not induced.
3) Even after thirty years, the 30km area around Chernobyl remains an exclusion zone. This fact makes holding the 2020 Olympics in Fukushima even more shocking. There is no possible way to return Japan to normal in 2020 after the triple nuclear meltdowns, as explosions and ongoing ensuing leaks and incineration of radioactive waste are still happening in the wake of Fukushima Daiichi.
FFAN stands in solidarity with the children and families of Japan and is committed to educating the public about the dangers of man-made radiation. In our effort to raise awareness worldwide, FFAN is asking people everywhere to SIGN and SHARE this PETITION to Japanese Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, the State Department, UNICEF and other world leaders HERE: http://chn.ge/22j0Xko
Holding the Olympics and Paralympics in Fukushima, or in fact anywhere in Japan, will not make the problems of radioactive contamination go away. To the contrary, it will only spread cancer and other diseases farther afield worldwide. Let them know the whole world is watching this most dangerous game.
(Please RSVP here and join us on our EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1732636740283554/ )
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