The UN Ethics Summit Is Essential: NO NUKES!

I am sending you my position paper on “UN Ethics Position”(2011,1,21).


Japan is planning to release tons of water from the Fukushima nuclear site into the Pacific Ocean – water contaminated with tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen. This has led to protests by China, South Korea, Russia, and other nations; an outcry from a variety of environmental groups … not to mention seafood lovers concerned about the safety of their sushi.

The biggest underwater volcanic eruption Japan has seen since the end of WWII has left shores covered in pumice stones. In one video, stones are seen covering the waves, while images show fishing ports inundated with volcanic rock. The volcano, Fukutoku-Okanoba, is situated on the Ogasawara island chain, about 800 miles from Tokyo. Pumice stones are spreading, reaching Okinawa and even approaching the Main Land of

Japan. The significance of this happening lies in allowing the visualization of the eventual release into the Ocean the above-mentioned radioactive water of Fukushima.

Under such circumstances, we foresee the increasing importance of the UN Ethics Summit that could internationalize the endeavor to eliminate the actual and proven sources of catastrophe, namely remaining more than 430 nuclear reactors in more than 30 countries.

The world should not forget the dreadful consequences of the Fukushima nuclear accident.

The UN Ethics Summit will certainly help to save the increasingly menaced globe.


Mitsuhei Murata

Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland


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