Originally posted by Buddhadharma.
Collectively look for more environmentally sound solutions to the world’s energy dilemma
For many, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster reminded us that we all need to collectively look for more environmentally sound solutions to the world’s energy dilemma. From now until August 11, 2012, peaceful protesters from many walks of life — with involvement from the Grafton Peace Pagoda in New York, which is affiliated with the Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist order — will be participating in the No More Fukushimas Peace Walk, which will go around Lake Ontario, to promote a “nuclear free future.”
According to those who helped organize the walk
, “Lake Ontario is sacred to the First Nation people of US and Canada and yet it is being highly contaminated by 13 nuclear reactors on the Canadian side and 4 reactors on the US side (and the US government wants to build two more). Native people have disproportionately high cancer rates due to higher exposure from nuclear radiation created by nuclear waste dumping and uranium mining on Native lands.