Japan: Stop Storing Nuclear Waste By Schools
Japan has a literal ton of nuclear waste that needs storing. Ideally, all of this waste would sit safely in storage facilities around the country. Until then, nuclear waste is being buried and piled in residential areas, local parks, and schools – often unbeknownst to the public.
These legal „on-site storage” places add up to 1,027 schools, 788 parks, as well as 597 residential areas in Koriyama. The city’s reluctance to broadcast the locations of these nuclear waste storage sites has made many citizens suspicious of government regulation.
Japan’s laws do not require that warning signs be put up on these on-site storage spaces, nor do they require groundwater testing to make sure buried nuclear waste isn’t contaminating drinking water. Unmarked spaces holding contaminated debris lie all over, as kids play right beside them.
Tell Japan to stop quietly storing dangerous nuclear waste at schools, parks, and residential areas!
We all deeply understand the catastrophic consequences of nuclear waste contaminating our communities. But residents of Koriyama, Japan face the real possibility of nuclear pollution of their parks, schools and neighborhoods – but they don’t know exactly where.
Tell Japanese Nuclear officials to stop secret storage plans of nuclear waste.
Japanese law does not require nuclear storage sites to be labeled or groundwater to be tested for contamination. In Koriyama, more than 1,000 schools and hundreds of parks and residential areas where kids play are nuclear storage sites.
The affects of radiation pollution is far too serious to tolerate such laissez-faire regulation of waste storage. It’s time for Japanese officials to come up with a new, transparent way to store nuclear waste.
Tell Japan to stop its under-the-radar and dangerous nuclear storage near schools, parks and homes.
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Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team