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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.
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/a to 20 mSv/a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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