Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Japanese lawyers oppose nukes

Lawyers join hands to stop nuclear power plants

Lawyers from around Japan are joining hands to take legal action to shutdown nuclear power plants.

Over 50 lawyers from 20 prefectures that host nuclear plants convened in Tokyo on Saturday.

They decided to file a lawsuit to stop the resumption of reactor 1 at the Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture, which is about to be taken offline because of a malfunction. They will also file to prevent the restart of reactor 1 at the Takahama plant, which is undergoing regular inspections.

The lawyers intend to launch a procedure in autumn to stop the construction of the Oma plant in Aomori Prefecture. The project has been suspended since the March 11th disaster.

FUKUSHIMA vigil 28 July

SOUTH WEST AGAINST NUCLEAR is holding a vigil for FUKUSHIMA outside the West Somerset council offices (Killick Way, Williton TA4 4QA) on 28th JULY.

West Somerset Council will be meeting from 10 a.m. to decide whether the preliminary works for Hinkley C should start.

Also, a reminder that there will be a major non-violent demonstration against Hinkley C outside the proposed site for the new power station on Monday 3rd October from 7 a.m. More information at: