Fukushima Update - Summer 2015

Fukushima Update


How are things looking, 4 years after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan?

Statement to TEPCO - October 31st 2014

31 October 2014

Statement to :

Mr Fumio Sudo, Chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company
Mr Naomi Hirose, President of Tokyo Electric Power Company

We stand here today in solidarity with the people of Fukushima and Japan to demand a nuclear-free society.

Fukushima Update, Autumn 2014

It has been 3 ½ years since the triple meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, and the situation
over there is steadily sliding further out of control. The three melted-down reactors are
all leaking out into the environment, and efforts to deal with this constant leakage are
not getting anywhere. The mountains to the west funnel rain and ground water through
the site, and 400 tons of this water a day are estimated to enter the reactor buildings, mix
with the reactor fuel, then head out into the Pacific Ocean – every single day since the

Two Years On.

It is now two years since Kick Nuclear and Japanese Against Nuclear [ JAN UK ] started the weekly picket of the Japanese Embassy and TEPCO [ The Tokyo Electric Power Company ]. We will not be celebrating this anniversary.

We repeat exactly what we said last year upon the first anniversary of the picket.



News coverage and photos of London Fukushima protests

A hundred-strong march and rally in central London, a fifty-strong candlelit vigil opposite the Japanese embassy in Piccadilly and a packed public meeting in the House of Commons were staged this week by Japanese Against Nuclear UK, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Kick Nuclear to mark the third anniversary of the 'triple disaster' in Japan and say "Remember Fukushima - No to Nuclear Power". Below are some links to press articles and photos of these events.


Detailed report(s) from Press Association (mirrored on many other news websites):

CND statement on Fukushima disaster

A Statement on Fukushima Disaster from CND Chair Dave Webb

Fukushima Update December 2013

Fukushima Update, Autumn 2013

In the last few weeks, the mainstream media has started to catch up with what a shambles Fukushima has become. In July '13, those following the numbers closely were getting shocked. 3Rd July – 4,300,000 Bq/l six metres from the sea. 5Th July – 900,000,000 Bq/l in the test hole next to it. Then came a vital admission; the water in the test bore holes was rising and falling with the tide, and contained lots of salt. Oh dear; its directly connected with the sea. Tepco must have known that for months, yet didn't say.


This weekend, exactly one year ago, Kick Nuclear began a
weekly Friday morning picket outside the Japanese Embassy in
London in solidarity with anti-nuclear protestors in Japan
demanding an end to nuclear power there in the light of the
Fukushima Disaster of 2011. Japanese people living in London
have taken part every week in this London picket.

The anniversary was not marked by any form of celebration, in
view of the fact that the disaster at Fukushima continues, and
indeed worsens.

Rather than celebrate this anniversary, Kick Nuclear will

Fukushima: Health and Community Effects - Public Meeting, London

London Region CND Public Meeting
Fukushima: Health and Community Effects
8:00pm, 3rd July
Bertrand Russell Room, Conway Hall, London

Fukushima: Health and Community Effects with Dr. Ian Fairlie, an independent consultant on radioactivity in the environment, as well as a speaker from Japanese Against Nuclear.

Followed by questions and discussion.

Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 03/07/2013 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm