On Nov 5, 2023, at 9:57 AM, Paul Kealoha Blake <vid...@gmail.com> wrote:George Lippman:I have a sub committee meetingin that time slot. I want to express my strong support for ceasing any plans or strategies for dumping waste into the Pacific Ocean. The waste was created by a population that is entirely responsible for the creation and now the safe disposal of that waste.Any effort to dump that waste into the ocean becomes a punitive action against humanity.That our City Council cannot appreciate the gravity of what is in effect, a primarily symbolic gesture, is deeply disappointing. They are willing to cast aside a major global asset… I am an oceanic native of the planet.pkbSent from my iPhoneOn Nov 5, 2023, at 8:08 AM, George Lippman <geo...@igc.org> wrote:
All,I am forwarding a message sent a week ago by the community group “Friends of Peace and Justice.” This is a reminder of tomorrow night’s important in-person Peace and Justice Commission educational Roundtable on the nuclear crisis affecting our Pacific Ocean. The location is the South Berkeley Senior Center. (The Friends group is separate from and unaffiliated with the Commission and the City of Berkeley.)In July, five members of the Berkeley City Council abstained on declaring opposition to the discharge of contaminated water from Fukushima. Their abstentions defeated the declaration. The November 6 Roundtable is the Commission’s effort to bring scientific and medical expertise to shed light on this issue of community concern.Please forward this message widely! It's important to have a good turnout at this meeting. Please come to the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis at Ashby, at 7pm SHARP on Monday November 6.Fukushima Nuclear Waste Release
Is It SAFE?Hear from health and environmental experts.Monday, November 6, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St., BerkeleyJapan has begun the release of over a million tons of radioactive water from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean. Many experts have stated that this is a dangerous way to dispose of the waste.
On July 11, 2023, the Berkeley City Council abstained on a proposal from the Peace and Justice Commission to oppose the discharge. Since then Japan has twice released water from the damaged Fukushima Nuclear Plant into the Pacific Ocean. The public will hear from prominent scientists, environmental experts, and health professionals, as the world faces the first-ever release of massive amounts of radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean, over the next 40 years.This event is free, wheelchair accessible, and open to all. For more information email fukushim...@gmail.com. Come learn why this issue matters to people in Berkeley.Find more information on Facebook.Contact:Friends of Peace and JusticeEmail: email@example.comAdditional resources: