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Fukushima Anniversary Events

As the 4th Anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake, Tsunami and meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan approaches, communities around the country, including the Bay Area recognize the tragedy, the ongoing problems, and the warning for the future. Despite opposition by many in Japan and around the world, Prime Minister Abe's administration has stated its intention to restart nuclear reactors all over the country. Recently TEPCO, the company that operated the Fukushima Daiichi plant and is still decommissioning the plant, announced that it has been concealing an ongoing radiation leak at Fukushima for months. Additionally, huge challenges remain in the cleanup of the contaminated region.

Click here to read a letter from Tri-Valley CAREs to Japan's Prime Minister Abe regarding Japan's nuclear energy.

You can join an action in front of the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco on March 11, 2015 from 2:30-4:30pm to deliver letters to Prime Minister Abe. Additionally activists will be asking PG&E to shutdown California's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. The event takes place at 275 Battery Street, Suite 2100, San Francisco.

If you can't make it to San Francisco on 3/11, don't worry. You can participate right from your home or office in "Unplug Nuclear Power." In remembrance of the (still ongoing) tragedy and contamination at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant, people around the country will make arrangements to "unplug" yourself from the grid as much as possible on the anniversary date - MARCH 11. Join us! Click here to learn more about "Unplug Nuclear Power."