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No Olympic Games in radioactive regions

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Japanese Government & IOC
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The Summer Olympics in Tokyo are approaching. We have branded them the "Radioactive Olympic Games", because Japan is still suffering from radioactive contamination due to the multiple nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima nine years ago.

We stand in solidarity with all those affected by radioactivity in Japan. The Olympic Movement needs to address their situation.

We oppose this attempt to use the Olympics to portray a false normality in the affected regions.

We demand that the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government refrain from holding the baseball and softball competitions in Fukushima City and the Olympic torch relay in radioactively contaminated areas.

Support our demand with your signature.

Reason

The situation in the contaminated regions remains volatile, the crippled reactors are still not under control. Every day, they release radioactivity into the environment, threatening the health of the population. With every flood, severe storm, forest fire or earthquake, more radioactivity can be released into the environment.

The International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government plan to hold Olympic baseball and softball competitions in Fukushima City, a mere 50 km from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

The Olympic torch is planned to be carried through areas still full of radioactive hot spots, starting on 26 March 2020 in the so-called J-Village, only 20 km from the reactors.

After the meltdowns, the Japanese government raised the legally permitted radioactive dose levels for the general public from 1 mSv to 20 mSv in order to prevent further evacuations and to pressure evacuees into returning to decontaminated areas. The Japanese authorities are violating international radiation protection regulations with this policy.

Especially children, pregnant women, the sick and the elderly are facing relevant health risks as a result.

Go to www.radioactive-olympics.org to find out more or contact us at olympia2020@ippnw.de.

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Not yet a PRO argument.

Why the petition doesn't request boycott Tokyo Olympic ? It is not the solution to relocation of baseball competition. Tokyo Olympic is huge propaganda that Fukushima NPP disaster is over and Fukushima is clean.

Why people sign

  • Junichi Onuma -0091 Nagoya

    17 h. ago

    Olympics had to be finished at 1940 when Tokyo Olympics was stopped for the reason of Second World War.

  • Noel Wauchope Caulfield South

    1 day ago

    The prime reason for the Tokyo Olympic Games is to make the global nuclear industry look good - by minimising the effects of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. This agenda should be exposed, as swell as pointing out the risks of ionising radiation to athletes and others.

  • 3 days ago

    Nous sommes solidaires avec les populations vivant en territoires contaminés. Le gouvernement japonais a mieux a faire que d'organiser des jeux olympiques.

  • 4 days ago

    In stark kontaminierten Gegenden sollten sich überhaupt keine Menschen & Tiere aufhalten. Man sollte sich auch übrlegen, wie es mit dem Flug nach Japan aussieht. Dieser verursacht auch Strahlen ... Also alle (nur) mit Eisenbahn & Schiff dorthin.

  • Paul Richards , Brunswick

    5 days ago

    World's best athletes are going to be exposed to man-made radionuclides, therefore future mothers and progeny are at high risk, due to relatively rapidly dividing cells. Furthermore, radionuclides have a latency effect on DNA, and all athletes are also at risk.

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