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Bromley campaigners mark anniversary of Fukishima nuclear disaster

PUBLISHED: 14:46 14 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:47 14 March 2018

Bromley campaigners rally outside parliament. Picture: Ann Garrett

Bromley campaigners rally outside parliament. Picture: Ann Garrett

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Bromley peace campaigners joined others from all over the UK on Sunday, March 11, in a rally outside Parliament to mark the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Seven years ago, Japan was struck by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, followed by a tsunami, triggering an energy accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Fukushima and the surrounding towns have become ghost towns, which were abandoned during the disaster which killed 18,200 people.

Ann Garrett, secretary of Bromley and Beckenham Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, said: “Chernobyl and Fukushima are lessons we cannot ignore about the very high environmental and human cost of nuclear power, let alone its financial costs even without disasters.”

Referring to criticism of the costs of the UK government’s plans to build a new generation of nuclear power station, Ms Garrett added: “If nuclear power is modern, clean and harmless, how come we do not get to hear of any banks investing in it?”

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