Japanese peace and human rights activists together protested against Japan’s Atomic Energy Agency decision to re-open a controversial nuclear reactor 14 years after the plant was closed following a leak. Fukui, Japan. 06/05/2010
(Buddhika Weerasinghe-Japan) Japanese peace and human right activists together protest against to Japan’s Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)has reactive controversial "fast-breeder" Monju nuclear reactor14 years after the plant was shut down following a liquid of sodium leaked and fire in 1995.
That fast breeder Monju nuclear reactor suspended four months after start-up in August 1995 and today morning 10.30 restarted to operation.
Two organizations of right activists separate time morning and afternoon protest against to restarted "fast-breeder" Monju nuclear reactor. Fukui Kenmin Kagi joint right organization about 30 activists held protest rally and march to entrance of Monju then later hand over the petition and appeal suspend the operation of Monju.
Shrasaka Kzyhe, activist of “No more Hiroshima, No more Nagasaki Action” organization said, “Why they use 98% plutonium? We think they try to make nuclear bomb power of their politics. Five of members of their organization come from Tokyo and Toyama protest and strongly condemned of Japan Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and reactive Monju.
Japan police person more than protesters guard and arrange tight security around the Monju in land and see. As well as some additional police officers without uniform too facilitate to security for Monju.
The fast breeder Monju reactor locates in Shiraki coastal town, Tsuruga, Fukui prefecture about 350 kilometers northwest of Tokyo in Japan. Shiraki is small costal village and few people live in that village lack facilities most of people shift to town. Each day have five public transport buses from Tsuruga station to village from morning to evening. Nothing any shop in the village. How ever around that village environment is making beautiful by mountain range and beach. Opposite the village brow of the mountain of see Monju located.
Villagers accept Monju but around the village some people worried about security and safety of them by Monju.
Fukui Governor Issei Nishikawa gave his approval on 26th April to the resumption of operation of the prototype fast-breeder Monju reactor during the meeting with central government Ministers of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Tatsuo Kawabata; and Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Masayuki Naoshima in Tokyo. Local media reported JAEA firstly planned to resume operation of Monju end of March 2010. But it delayed Fukui prefecture government demanded from central government clearly promises to implement certain situation measure including extending Shinkansen bullet train into the Fukui prefecture.