- 東海学園大学研究紀要. 人文学・健康科学研究編 (ISSN:1349161X)
- vol.9, pp.159-167, 2004-03-31
The muclear policy of Japan must be made to change course in order to avoid catastrophy. The scale of relevent dangers can be imagined by having in mind (1) 4 nuclear plants in Hamaoka built at the very center of an area where a magnitude 8 class earthquake is predicted by an official body, (2) the reprocessing plant in Rokkashomura, Aomori prefecture, where radioactive waste materials equivalent to one million Hiroshima bombs are to be accumulated, (3) ITER (thermo nuclear fusion experimental reactor) which Japan tries to invite to Rokkashomura, although Dr. Koshiba, Nobel Laureate, and Dr. Hasegawa, Maxwell Award Winner, are strongly opposed to this. My concrete proposals for the change of nuclear policy include (1) sharing of the costs incurred by the state, the concerned enterprises, and the people, (2) radical reform of the concerned organizations, (3) strengthening of control over the concerned electrie companies, (4) fundamental reexamination of the energy provision structure, (5) a change of life style, (6) extention of the participation by local autonomies in the decision making. Japan, the only victim of atomic bombs, has the responsibility and the duty to appeal to the world for global denuclearization, both military and civil.