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Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World draws 11,500 | npfree.jp

The Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World was held at Pacifico Yokohama on 14 and 15 January 2012. 6000 people on the first day and 5500 on the second, including 100 international participants from over 30 countries, gathered at the conference, with a total of 11,500 participants. The conference was broadcast live over the internet, with an audience of approximately 100,000.

At the closing of the conference, the “Yokohama Declaration for a Nuclear Power Free World” was announced. The Yokohama Declaration emphasises 1) the protection of the rights of those affected by the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident; 2) Responsibility of the Japanese Government and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO); 3) Minimisation of residents’ exposure to radiation; 4) A global road map for the phase out of the nuclear fuel cycle and the decommissioning of all nuclear power plants; 5) Currently closed Japanese nuclear power plants to not be reopened; 6) The prohibition of export of nuclear power plants and components, especially to industrialising nations; and 7) Emphasis of the role of local and municipal authorities; and declares to develop a global network to support Fukushima. It also calls for actions to be taken throughout the world on 11 March 2012.

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