posted on May, 16 2011 @ 06:04 AM
Hi! I'm just going to post this from Greeneace and would ask that all of you who care about the planet, write to the banks who are supporting these
nuke reactor plants!!
Here are the latest messages from Greenpeace:
Exactly two months ago an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. Together, they not only resulted in a huge natural disaster, but also triggered an
unprecedented man made tragedy.
The Fukushima nuclear power plant is still out of control, threatening thousands of people's health and livelihoods. If making mistakes with nuclear
energy is bad enough - not learning from those mistakes is indefensible. Help us encourage banks like BNP Paribas and HSBC to learn the lessons of
Fukushima and invest in safe, sustainable energy by writing to the boards of these international banks and asking them to help us stop a very risky
and unnecessary nuclear project in India.
Visit our website to send your email now
The proposed plant in Jaitapur, India looks set to repeat the same careless and shortsighted mistakes that turned a catastrophic natural disaster in
Japan into a Chernobyl-scale nuclear disaster for the entire planet.
The Indian Environment Minister has admitted that the government's current nuclear plans for a massive coastal nuclear power plant do not cover the
possible event of a tsunami. What's more, the proposed site is located in an area of high seismic activity and fragile local ecology. The stage seems
set for yet another potentially disastrous nuclear catastrophe.
Such ill-conceived plans are very expensive, and require financial backing from major banks like BNP Paribas and HSBC. At a time when investment in
clean, renewable energy is desperately needed to save our planet, these banks choose to maintain the destructive status-quo by continuing to invest
heavily in nuclear power.
But, you can encourage them to change. Against the backdrop of a two-month old Fukushima disaster, May 11 also marks the Annual General Meeting of BNP
Paribas and HSBC’s Strategy Day. Ensure the boards of these banks receive plenty of warning about nuclear funding on this day by putting your
concerns in writing.
Click here to send them an email
From Buenos Aires to Bombay, tens of thousands of concerned individuals used telephones, emails, demonstrations and even fax machines to demand
that these banks learn the lessons of Fukushima and withdraw their funding from dangerous and ill-conceived nuclear projects like that proposed in
To everyone who participated: Your actions have made it impossible for the boards of these banks to ignore the massive global opposition to continued
nuclear expansion. Thank you!
The relevance and importance of our campaign continues to be confirmed almost daily by increasingly disastrous news from Japan. As reports today
confirm that fuel in Fukushima's reactor one has melted and the situation continues to slip further and further out of control, the folly of
proposals to build plants like Jaitapur becomes evermore starkly obvious.
Yet, despite the currently unfolding and constantly worsening nuclear crisis in Japan, banks such as BNP Paribas and HSBC still consider puting
billions dollars/Euros required to fund such risky nuclear projects in geologically unstable areas.
It is more important than ever that we call on banks to lead our planet into a future of secure, sustainable and clean energy by withdrawing funding
for demonstrably dangerous nuclear and providing desperately needed investment in safe, clean, renewable energy.
If you haven't already let the banks know that you want them to stop funding dangerous nuclear projects and take the lead towards a safe, sustainable
energy future, you still can.
Ok, i thought it best to just paste and copy the entire messages from Greeneace instead of puting a link here.... hope that's alright with the MODS
as it is important stuff!! I, myself had sort of got on with my life and had near enough forgot all about this disaster until i read my mailbox today
so please add your support ad message the banks!!