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Bromley and Beckenham anti-nuclear campaigners mark anniversary of Fukushima disaster

PUBLISHED: 16:17 14 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:17 14 March 2017

Bromley and Beckenham Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament members at the Fukushima demonstration

Bromley and Beckenham Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament members at the Fukushima demonstration

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A march was held on Saturday

Campaigners from Bromley and Beckenham joined a march against nuclear power at the weekend.

Marking the sixth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, protesters from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament marched from the Japanese embassy to Downing Street on Saturday.

On March 11 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor leaked radiation as a result of an earthquake and tsunami.

The disaster meant a 20km exclusion zone was put in around the reactor, putting 160,000 people out of their homes.

“Fukushima’s children, like Chernobyl’s before them, will bear the brunt of this radioactive contamination,” said Bromley and Beckenham CND secretary, Ann Garret.

“Nuclear power is not clean and safe as many would have us believe.

“Even when nuclear plants operate safely they produce dangerous radioactive waste. This waste is dangerous to handle, transport and dispose.”

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