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Former Prime Minister of Japan ,Naoto Kan draws crowds in France, speaking against nuclear power

Beyond Nuclear 8th April 2018, The former Japanese PM visits Flamanville and La Hague, and draws 400
locals to an inspiring evening event in Normandy, France.

Most of the time you don’t see former leaders of major world powers trudging along windy
clifftops as they listen to anti-nuclear activists hold forth. That is why
I find the odyssey of former Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, ever more
extraordinary. For a handful of years now he has been traveling around the
world speaking out in favor of an end to the use of nuclear power.

And he has been talking to us. Kan was in Normandy, France at the same time that
its president, Emmanuel Macron, was promoting his country’s deeply flawed
EPR reactors in India, an irony that was not lost on his audience. His
visit was hosted by two of the leading anti-nuclear organizations in the
region — CRILAN and Collectif anti-nucléaire Ouest. Kan came right to
Flamanville, the site of the French “flagship” EPR, the very one Macron
was flogging in India. Flamanville 3, now fast approaching hot testing, has
become a disaster of epic proportions in which nothing has gone right, from
a faulty concrete pour for the foundation to the flawed forging of
essential safety components. It is massively over-budget and years behind
schedule.  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2018/04/08/naoto-kan-gets-a-closeup-view-of-nuclear-france/

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April 11, 2018 - Posted by | general

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