Mar 15, 2011
Friends of the Earth International statement in response to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Friends of the Earth International expresses solidarity with the people of Japan who have been affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
We are also greatly concerned about the worsening situation at the Fukushima nuclear power station. We are in regular contact with our national member group in Japan who are safe and monitoring the situation.
Nnimmo Bassey, chair of Friends of the Earth International, said:
"We sympathise with the people of Japan over the tragic disasters following the earthquake and tsunami. While these are natural disasters, the additional nuclear disaster is human made and clearly shows the urgent need for Japan and other countries to halt plans for new nuclear plants, decommission existing ones, and invest in safe, renewable energy forms."