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Atlantans to take part in national Day of Action for Fukushima Remembrance

For Immediate Release:
Monday, March 10, 2014

Media Contacts:
Courtney Hanson
Director of Organizing and Communication
404-524-5999 office, 308-631-8543 cell
courtney@georgiawand.org

Glenn Carroll
Coordinator, Nuclear Watch South
404-432-8727 cell, 404-378-4263 office
atom.girl@att.net

Atlantans to take part in national Day of Action for Fukushima Remembrance

Several events planned in Atlanta for Tuesday, March 11 to lift up demands of Japanese people and draw parallels with Georgia communities living near nuclear sties. 

ATLANTA – Several events are planned in Atlanta Tuesday, March 11 to mark the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. Events are in coordination with Japanese activists as part of a national day of action.

WHO:
Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions
Nuclear Watch South

WHAT:
Rally and Press Conference to lift up the demands of the Japanese people on the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.*

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 11, rally 12-1pm, press conference and letter delivery to Consul General Kazuo Sunaga, 1:15

WHERE:
Japanese Consulate 3438 Peachtree Road (Phipps Tower)

STATEMENTS:

"We gather to express our deepest sympathy to the Japanese people who face the extreme challenge of an unprecedented, ongoing nuclear disaster even as they suffer the devastation of a massive earthquake and historic tsunami. We are determined to remember the hard lesson of Fukushima so that we have the opportunity to prevent similar tragedy in our own homeland." Glenn Carroll, coordinator of Nuclear Watch South said.

“It’s important to recognize the parallels between the situation in Japan and the situation for communities in the US living near nuclear power plants,” Courtney Hanson, Director of Organizing and Communication, Georgia WAND said. “We stand with the women and men in Japan demanding environmental monitoring, expedited cleanup and that Japanese nuclear reactors don’t come online. Indeed, women in Georgia are demanding the same things in our own communities.”

*Additional events are planned throughout the day

Rush Hour at Georgia Power
Protest at Georgia Power which is using federal loan guarantees to finance construction at Plant Vogtle on the Savannah River.  5pm – 6pm 241 Ralph McGill Boulevard, NE Sponsored by Nuclear Watch South

Women and Power From Fukushima to Georgia
Community event featuring Muto Ruiko from Fukushima, Japan and Mariko Komatsu from Hiroshima, Japan as well as Bernice Johnson from Shell Bluff, Georgia near Plant Vogtle and the Rev. Richard Bright, professor and environmental scientist. 6:30 pm Hillside International Truth Center, 2450 Cascade Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30311 Sponsored by Georgia WAND

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Georgia Women's Action for New Directions is a women-led organization that seeks to direct women's voices into a powerful movement for social change. We work to reduce militarism and violence and redirect excessive military spending toward unmet human and environmental needs.

Nuclear Watch South is a volunteer, grassroots, direct-action environmental group working to phase out nuclear energy, nuclear weapons and the proliferation of nuclear materials while promoting sustainable energy and ethical environmental policies for nuclear waste containment.

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