The flight from Fukushima and a young girl's plea
March 11, 2019

Teenager, Yumi, evacuated Fukushima City as a child. Now, after accompanying her mother to anti-nuclear protests, she has taken up the cause. In a letter to the world, she asks for an end to nuclear energy. She experienced "so much pain and sorrow" as well as separation from treasured family members when she evacuated. Now, she has joined her mother and other families as plaintiffs in the Kansai class action lawsuit for damages caused by the nuclear accident.

She writes:

"The aim is to fight against the government of Japan and TEPCO, to create a safer society, which of course includes my family and friends in Fukushima, and to prevent another tragic nuclear accident from ever happening again." Read her full letter on Beyond Nuclear International.

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