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Fukushima: Impacts on Japanese Families, Children, and Livelihoods
September 19, 2011
Washington, District of Columbia
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building 406
- Sachiko SATO, board member of Fukushima Network for
Saving Children from Radiation, the first citizen group to monitor radiation
levels post-March 11, and a natural farmer from Fukushima, with her 13- and
17-year old children, Yuuki and Mina
- Yukiko ANZAI, organic farmer
and owner of the Surje Organic
Farm, located 10 kilometers from the
Tomari nuclear power plant
- Kaori IZUMI, director of
Shut Tomari, the first reactor to restart since the Fukushima meltdowns, and
co-director of Save Fukushima Children-Hokkaido
- Aileen Mioko SMITH, executive director
of Green Action and petitioner to the UN High Commission on Human Rights to
recognize and address the plight of children in Fukushima Prefecture
The ongoing nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai’ichi Nuclear Plant continues
to have a devastating impact on Japanese families, children and livelihoods. This Japanese delegation will discuss the government’s
lack of radiation monitoring and what citizen monitoring has discovered about
contamination levels. They will also
talk about efforts to protect children from radiation, the hurdles facing families
trying to evacuate from contaminated areas, and the impact on farmers and
others who live off of the land. Presentations
will be in English, except for the Sato family, who will speak through an
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