Int''l anti-nuclear conference to be held in Japan

first found on Tokyo, Sep 13 (

taken from Kyodo

An international conference calling for the
elimination of nuclear power generation in the wake of the crisis at
the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan will be held by NGOs in
January next year. Environmental groups from across the world as well
as residents of Fukushima Prefecture who have been forced out of their
homes due to radioactive contamination will be invited as guests to
the meeting scheduled in Yokohama on January 14 to 15, 2012, NGO
representative said Monday. Policy recommendations for Japan and the
rest of the world toward phasing out nuclear power will be drawn up as
part of the conference, they said. "We hope to work with governments
that have been inclined toward the abolition of nuclear power
generation to influence Japan's (energy) policy," representative
Tatsuya Yoshioka of NGO Peace Boat said. Greenpeace Japan and the
Citizens' Nuclear Information Center will be among the other groups
involved in the event, which is expected to draw several thousand
participants.

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