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Protesters March Against Nuclear Plant's Re-Start on Japan's Kyushu Island
Written by Keiko Tanaka On 20 December 2013 @ 0:30 am | No Comments
In Citizen Media, East Asia, English, Japan, Japanese, Photos, Politics, Protest, Quick Reads
About 1,800 people marched on December 15, 2013 in protest of the re-start of the Sendai Nuclear Power Station  [ja], according to the protest organizer. After two years of the plant's operations being suspended, Kyushu Electric Power Company applied for a review in July from the Nuclear Regulation Authority with the intention of bringing the power plant back online, making citizens against nuclear power feel unsafe.
The number may sound small for a little-known city of Satsumasendai  in the southwest tip of Kyushu island, a community long been dependent on nuclear power for its economy, yet this is said to be the biggest rally in the last 40 years of silence to utter against 30 year-old nuclear plant.
Greenpeace Japan submitted a letter  [ja] on November 29 demanding the governor of Kagoshima prefecture not to approve restart of the plant. Citizen Media Miyazaki covered the protest on YouTube  [ja].
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.demotix.com/news/3521502/demonstration-against-nuclear-power-plant-re-start-satsuma-sendai#media-3521489
 Sendai Nuclear Power Station: http://www.kyuden.co.jp/sendai_index.html
 Satsumasendai: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satsumasendai,_Kagoshima
 a letter: http://www.greenpeace.org/japan/Global/japan/pdf/20131128demand.pdf
 YouTube: http://youtu.be/Tnqek9myVBM
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