via sloth.gr.jp / March 9, 2012
[Editor's Note: The following was presented to the Australian Embassy in Tokyo today in a protest linking the uranium from Fukushima to indigenous homelands in Australia in solidarity with upcoming actions all over Australia set for the 3/11.]
To: The Australian Embassy,
To Whom it May Concern,
In the lead-up to the 1st anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster we call for an end to Australia?s involvement in fuelling the global nuclear industry.
The Fukushima nuclear accident and ongoing disaster has clearly shown that there can never be a 100% guarantee in the safety of nuclear reactors.
We believe Australia shares a burden of the responsibility for the ongoing dispersal of Fukushima?s deadly radioactive emissions – a portion of which
find their source in Australia, where uranium is being extracted against the wishes of its traditional Aboriginal Custodians. Present and future
generation Australians will also share this burden in increased exposure to radioactive isotopes as a result of this accident.
We believe as Australians we should be doing what we can to support and provide comfort to the victims of this disaster, especially to the Mothers
and children who are living in such insecurity about their futures. We encourage Australia to investigate and provide humanitarian assistance such
as hosting residents from the fallout areas to provide some respite from the ongoing exposure to radioactive particles.
However, the only real assurance that Australia can provide to Japan and other nations where an accident of this type is an ever-present danger, is
to end the mining and export of uranium. Stopping the danger at its very source can be the only action that provides a genuine expression of care
and concern for the innocent victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
President, Rainforest Information