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JL A. (287)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 3:20 am
Radiation was leaking from Japan's disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant,1 which had been badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but the for-profit company tasked with containing the leaks, Tepco, wasn't telling the public.2 MoveOn member Harvey Wasserman, an anti-nuclear activist in Columbus, Ohio, was determined to shine a light on the precarious situation.

Harvey launched a campaign on asking the United Nations and global community to step in, and within days he had the support of more than 115,000 people. Now, just as Tepco is beginning the dangerous process of taking down the plant's nuclear rods, he's increasing pressure on the UN to monitor Tepco's work by mobilizing his supporters to participate in a petition delivery event at the UN, write letters to the editor, and increase awareness about the situation at Fukushima.

Check out Harvey Wasserman's incredible campaign, and then share it on Facebook:

Harvey Wasserman is using MoveOn Petitions to have a global impact. If you are inspired by his campaign, please help him shine a light on the situation in Fukushima by sharing his story today.

Thanks for all you do.

ľAnna, Maria, Matt P., David, and the rest of the team


1. "Fukushima nuclear disaster is warning to the world, says power company boss," The Guardian, November 19, 2013

2. "Operators begin hazardous fuel removal process at Fukushima nuclear plant," CNN, November 18, 2013

David C. (25)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 3:24 am
it's RADIONUCLIDES, not 'radiation'

and removing the 'spent' fuel-assemblies from the SFP's is the smaller problem
the corium from ##1+2+3 (about twice as much as in Chernobyl-IV, AND -so it seems- sitting in a streamm of ground-water) is a wee bit more problematic


Michael Kirkby (91)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 6:41 am
This is a developing disaster that the authorities don't want anyone to know the extent of. Whales and other sea creatures are dying from it. 3000 miles of empty ocean around Japan and the worst is yet to come. Japan is not where I would want to be and in the coming future the West Coast is going to have to deal with the problem.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 8:53 am

Thanks for posting, Judi!


Roger Garin-michaud (139)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 11:39 am
noted, thanks

Fiona Ogilvie (1019)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 11:50 am
I signed the petition earlier. I agree with David C that words are used incorrectly to make this situation seem more of a global hazard than ever could possibly be..

Thanks for the posting.

Birgit W. (155)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 12:49 pm
Thanks for sharing

Angelika R. (145)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 12:58 pm
We were already told that Wasserman is more promoting himself than educating the masses....I withhold my judgement on that.. but of course the TRUTH and nothing but the truth must get out there-in whichever way and by whatever means.

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 1:04 pm
Noted, thanks.

Lois Jordan (61)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 5:01 pm
Noted. Thanks, JL. I'm getting Wasserman's e.mailings and signing all petitions he puts up. This disaster is nearly 3 years old now, and seems to not be making any headway, but very likely getting worse. Fish from the area aren't being sold in Japan because they're badly say nothing of all the people who had to be moved from the area. They're also very concerned about thyroid disease--particularly in infants and children.

Thursday December 5, 2013, 9:06 pm
Signed * Thank You JLA

kate K. (488)
Friday December 6, 2013, 10:53 am
Thank you for sharing Jl

Diane K. (135)
Friday December 6, 2013, 8:13 pm
I never did like the idea of nuclear power plants. Thanks JL

cynthia B. (210)
Friday December 6, 2013, 11:47 pm
signed thx JL

JL A. (287)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:57 pm
You are welcome Carole, Roger, Betsy, Birgit, Kerrie, Lois, William & Katri, Kate, Diane and Cynthia.

Gloria H. (88)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 6:37 pm
we are all foooked. California didn't pass ok'ing euthanasia, but maybe we on the West Coast can now easily commit suicide by drinking a glass of tap water.

Ben Oscarsito (364)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 5:27 am
Right; -No matter how ugly...we want the truth! (Well, at least I do...)
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