Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:22 PM
Thank you for sharing with me your last BCC message relating to the
destructive power of nuclear energy and immorality in all directions. I
need hardly add that I endorse all you have to say on this subject.
I was also interested to learn that Mitsubishi and Hitachi have
followed Toshiba’s lead in deciding not to proceed with the projects
they were in the process of undertaking in Turkey and Great Britain.
Under the India-US Civil Nuclear Power agreement, it was expected that
Westinghouse would be the key US player in putting up civil nuclear
power plants in India. Fortunately for my country, Westinghouse went
bust and was taken over by Toshiba. And happily now Toshiba has
reconfirmed that it will withdraw completely from the nuclear power
business. That must, I presume, include the proposed Westinghouse
project in our country. So, the unintended fall out of Fukoshima in
India is that we will probably not have any more of these very
dangerous plants in our land. All power to your elbow , my dear friend.
On Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 5:08 PM mitsu :
As stated in my last BCC message attached below, “the destructive power
of nuclear energy and immorality in all directions” seems to be
increasingly understood worldwide.It is confirmed by the reported
successive retreat by MItsubishi and Hitachi, following Toshiba, from
the similar nuclear projects in Turkey and Great Gritain,meaning the
total collapse of Japanese nuclear export projects.
Japan is undeniably a “natural disasters superpower”.It is a huge
mistake to have built there 54 nuclear reactors.Their existence
constitutes the greatest menace for Japan.It is a matter of ethics and
morals to put an end to nuclear generation.
The law of history does not allow immorality to last long.
The surfacing of the law is awaited.
With warmest regards,
Former Ambassador to Swizerland
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 6:06 PM
Toshiba has retreated from the nuclear construction project in Great Britain.
France has withdrawn from the Astride project of creating a new type of nuclear reactor.
"The destructive power of nuclear energy and immorality in all directions" seems to be increasingly understood worldwide.
The nuclear policy of Japan could not but be affected by such emerging
new international moves as the intervention of the United Nations in
the protection of health of the workers at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant
and that of the temporary refugees recommended to return to the native
places where radioactivity is 20 times higher than before the accident.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has recently authorized the restart
of the Tokai No.2 nuclear reactor situated only 250 km from Tokyo. It
reflects the problematic level of the Commission, for the mere
intuition of a citizen allows us to foresee the decisive opposition of
the public against this decision. The neighboring cities have started
reacting strongly as expected.
The nuclear policy of Japan remains fundamentally the same as before the Fukushima accident of 2011.
Conscientious Japanese citizens can hardly understand or accept it. The nuclear energy seems to paralyze the sense of ethics.
With warmest regards,
Former Ambassador to Switzerland