STOP Fukushima Radioactive Water Dump
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UPDATE: News reports seem to indicate that TEPCO's decision is being opposed in Japan by fishermen, environmental groups and the government. This is good news for the moment but a final decision about what to do with the tritium laced water has not been made. An article covering this new development can be found at The Mainichi. I will be leaving the petition up until it's clear a responsible decision has been made on how to deal with the tritium tainted water.
TEPCO has recently announced its decision to dump over 1.54 billion pounds (777,000 tons) of tritium tainted water into the Pacific Ocean. Tritium is the radioactive isotope of hydrogen and has a half life of 12.32 years. So if dumped, the radioactivity in this water will emit for close to 25 years in the Pacific Ocean which joins to every other ocean on the planet. This petition is an effort to stop this irresponsible decision made by TEPCO on behalf of planet earth and all human and animal life.
Having followed TEPCO closely since the earthquake and tsunami which took place on March 11, 2011 which caused the nuclear incident that is still being dealt with in Japan, I know that this is not the first horrible decision TEPCO has made regarding the management of the nuclear disaster. Enough is enough. We have to stand up globally and let Japan know that we won't accept this decision. Truly, evil flourishes when good people do nothing.
Please join me in sending a message to your country leaders that they have to act now to stop this reprehensible decision to dump over 1 billion pound of radioactive water into our oceans. Share this petition far and wide. Share it with friends and coworkers. We are responsible to watch over the planet. We must stand up and speak now. I've included Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump as leaders in North America who will be notified of this petition. But please be inspired to do the same in your own countries around the world sending a message to your leaders to put pressure on Japan to stop this irresponsible and life threatening action now.
TEPCO has been dumping radioactive contaminated water into the Pacific since they began recycling water used to keep the damaged reactors cool. Unfortunately we are not hearing enough in the news anymore about the continuing radioactive issues from Fukushima, but we need to pay close attention now and be alert. Add your voice in an effort to make a change on this number one issue that affects us now and for future generations.
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