Fueling Fukushima: ICANs Akira Kawasaki at Ranger U mine

On the anniversary of the 3/11 compounded disasters at Fukushima, a small delegation visited Australia to tell of the ongoing impacts of dislocation, contamination and radiation exposure.

nuke-sunflgrandeNational authorities have admitted that Australian uranium was present at all of the compromised reactors, and Australian uranium producers have confirmed that they supply fuel to the Japanese nuclear operators. In fact, the Ranger uranium mine in World Heritage listed Kakadu national park was established on the basis of an agreement between our two governments.

On visiting the mine, and seeing for the first time the source of the Fukushima fuel, Akira Kawasaki from Peace Boat reflects on our shared suffering, and shared responsibility to work towards a nuclear free future

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