“They keep saying nuclear is dangerous but never say they are against it.”

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Agence France-Presse reported this morning:

Thousands of people rallied in Japan Saturday to demand a shift away from nuclear power after an earthquake and tsunami sparked the world’s worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl a quarter-century ago.

Braving spring drizzle, thousands of demonstrators gathered at a park in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, many holding hand-made banners reading: “Nuclear is old!” and “We want a shift in energy policy!”

The protest came a day after Prime Minister Naoto Kan called a halt to operations at a nuclear plant southwest of Tokyo because it is near a tectonic faultline, fearing a disaster like that which hit the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March.

“I’m happy to see the prime minister finally taking action,” said protester Manami Inoue, 28, who had a black and yellow “No” sign around her neck.“But I want to know when the plant will really stop operations,” she said.

Japanese television network NHK estimater the number of marchers at 10,000.

One demonstrator expressed frustration with Japanese politicians:

“They keep saying nuclear is dangerous but never say they are against it.”

Kind of sums it up in thirteen words, doesn’t here?

Here’s a link: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h7uEsvtX6tXR7dqoadHxxapKxJ3Q?docId=CNG.a740a5ae46d97d889302532f100f898e.e1

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About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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