A week of successful campaigning by PAWB on the Eisteddfod maes reachee its climax on the Friday afternoon, August 12 in Y Babell Heddwch (Peace Tent) with a visit by Bryn Fôn and campaigners from Japanese Against Nuclear led by Shigeo Kobayashi (pictured right).
We had performances and support from Moniars, Meinir Gwilym, Tecwyn Ifan and many more during the week .
Since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, Japanese Against Nuclear have held a weekly picket outside the Japanese Embassy in London to underline that the crisis continues at Fukushima and beyond. Every single day 300 tons of radioactive water flows through the Fukushima Daiichi site in to the Pacific Ocean. Shigeo Kobayashi said:
– “Almost all of the Japanese reactors have been shut down thank goodness since the Fukushima disaster, but it is totally wrong for the Japanese government and large corporations like Hitachi and Toshiba to attempt to export old fashioned and dangerous nuclear technology to other countries when there is no intention to build new reactors in Japan itself. That is why it is so important for us to support PAWB in their campaign to oppose Hitachi/Horizon’s plans at Wylfa. We don’t want to see the building of a version of what exploded at Fukushima at Wylfa.”
Meanwhile the London government’s hopes for nuclear power is weaker than ever as explained by Professor Steve Thomas in a recent lecture in London