No to the restart of Takahama Nuclear Power Plant!
The government and the power company, ignoring the public opinion and the jurisdiction, are steadily promoting the restart of a number of nuclear power plants including the Takahama Power Plant in Fukui Prefecture. But, the chance to stop the restart of them is coming up to our citizens at the end of this month. Together Let’s grab that chance. The Fukui District Court has ordered to stop the restart of the Oi Nuclear Power Plant last May. Many people welcomed this judgement facing the damage of the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant accident straight from the front and ascertained the essential risk of nuclear power plant itself. But, Kansai Electric Power is ignoring this ruling, without waiting for the conclusions on its appeal immediately made, is trying to restart the Oi Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 & 4 and Takahama Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 & 4. So, many local citizens and lawyers have filed the Fukui District Court for a provisional disposition instructions to stop the restart of Takahama Nuclear Power Plant immediately to take effect, And the decision is expected finally at the end of this month. Let us now rise up together to let people know that the local citizens and lawyers but also so many citizens all over the country are opposing the restart of Takahama Nuclear Power Plant unable to ensure its safety. Please sign immediately - Avaaz will collect as many signatures as possible by the day of the notification of the decision and brings our voices directly to the local people :
Kansai Electric Power and Japan Atomic Power recently decided to decommission their nuclear power plant, 3 units, outdated beyond the 40 years from the start of operation. The Mihama Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 & 2 in Fukui Prefecture and the Tsuruga Unit 1 in the same Prefecture will be the first decommissioning, after defining a new standard for the the operation period of the nuclear power plant “40 years in principle” after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. But, at the same time, Kansai Electric Power has applied the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for their review that is the premise of restart of the Takahama Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 & 4, which also passed 40 years from the start of their operation.The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, following Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, published a conformity assessment certificate based on the new regulatory standards and issued the installation change permission for the Kansai Electric Takahama nuclear power plant Unit 3 & 4 on February 12. They seem to allow the restart of sufficiently profitable nuclear power plants like Takahama’s, even if the decommissioning is old and low powered nuclear power plants are decommissioned. In other words, the safety of the citizens is ignored. But, now that the majority of people are opposed to the restart of the nuclear power plants, forcing the restart is the act of ignoring the respect for democracy.If the Fukui District Court decides the provisional disposition order of the suspension of restarting Takahama nuclear power plant, it will prove that the civil and judicial power can stop the restart of nuclear power plants. Let us rise up together towards the favorable ruling of Fukui District Court of this month lest nuclear power plants restart without ascertaining the safety of citizens! Please sign urgently – Avaaz will bring your voices directly to the local residents fighting at site until the decision notice.
Avaaz community stood up hoping for the future without nuclear power plants many times, since the accident of Fukushima nuclear power plant. Immediately after the accident, we asked the government for the world without the threat of nuclear power plants for mothers and children in Fukushima and last year to listen to the people’s wishes and not to restart Sendai nuclear power plant. Fukui District Court’s provisional disposition decision of the day after tomorrow is a big chance for the zero nuclear power plant – Let rise together with the local residents and lawyers.With great hope and determination
Alex, Rosa, Juei, Lewis and Avaaz team,
District Court Decision on Injunction Litigation about Restart of Takahama Nuclear PP (Asahi Shimbun / Japanese)http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASH3C5KB0H3CPGJB00Q.html
Decommissioning Decision on Mihama Unit 1 & 2 , Tsuruga Unit 1 (Tokyo Shimbun / Japanese)
Review Application for Takahama Unit 1 & 2 and Mihama Unit 3 (NHK / Japanese)
Nuclear PP Controversy, locally windless also (Asahi Shimbun / Japanese)
Report on Date of 2nd Trial Questioning on Oi-Takahama Provisional Injunction ( Nationwide Lawyers Liaison Committee / Japanese)http://www.datsugenpatsu.org/bengodan/news/15-03-12/
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