No More Fukushimas Peace Walk
March 2- March 21, 2012
Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant- Forked River, NJ
to Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant- Buchanan, NY
toVermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant- Vernon, VT
One year after the Nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Facility the situation is far from under control. Dangerous levels of radioactivity are still being found hundreds of miles from the site of the accident. Almost 90,000 people have been forced to leave their homes with little hope of returning. In addition to the incalculable health costs and psychological trauma, the decades-long process of clean-up and decontamination of almost 1000 square miles of land may cost as much as 250 billion dollars with limited prospects for success.
Our walk is a prayer for the suffering of the Japanese people as a result of their government’s reckless nuclear policies. It is also a plea for the people of New Jersey, New York, and New England to recognize the grave dangers that nuclear energy poses to our lives, our property, and all life on our Mother Earth. Nuclear energy is neither safe nor clean. The threat of a nuclear accident at one of our own aging nuclear facilities is all too real and the consequences would be unimaginably catastrophic.
We walk together in love and solidarity for a nuclear free future. A more just, sustainable, and compassionate world built on respect for all living beings and for the earth that sustains us is possible now more than ever. Please join us to help make it a reality.
March 2— (Friday): Evening Gathering-- Forked River, NJ area
March 3—(Saturday): Forked River (Oyster Creek Power Plant) to Toms River, NJ
March 4—(Sunday): Toms River to Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
March 5—(Monday): Point Pleasant Beach to West Long Branch, NJ
March 6—(Tuesday): West Long Branch to Perth Amboy, NJ (Stay on Staten Island)
March 7 – (Wednesday): Staten Island, NY to Hoboken, NJ
March 8— (Thursday): Wall St. (Manhattan) to George Washington Bridge
March 9-- (Friday): Leonia to Paterson, NJ (Stay in Wayne)
March 10-- (Saturday): Tallman, NY to Nyack, NY
March 11-- (Sunday): Croton-on-Hudson to Indian Point (Vigil @ Indian Point, 1pm; afternoon program in Peekskill)
March 12 – (Monday): Rest Day (Vigil at Entergy Headquarters, White Plains, NY @ 12pm; Evening program in Manhattan)
March 13— (Tuesday): Shuttle to Hudson NY. Walk from Hudson to Kinderhook, NY
March 14-- (Wednesday): Kinderhook to East Greenbush, NY (stay in Albany)
March 15—(Thursday): Albany to Niskayuna, NY (Vigil at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory)
March 16-- (Friday): Shuttle from Niskayuna to Worcester, MA. Meet the Leverett Peace Pagoda walkers.
Walk from Worcester to Springfield, MA.
March 17—(Saturday): Springfield –Holyoke, MA
March 18—(Sunday): Holyoke- Northampton, MA
March 19— (Monday): Northampton- Montague, MA
March 20— (Tuesday): Montague- Northfield, MA
March 21-- (Wednesday): Northfield – Vernon, VT (Vermont Yankee)
[This schedule is subject to change. Please check with the contacts listed below for any changes and/or for daily start and finish locations]
Walk initiated by Nipponzan Myohoji, Grafton Peace Pagoda.
For more information, contact: 518-658-9301
Before the walk: Christian Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org; 718-850-1094(home); 413-320-2856(cell)
During the entire walk: Jules Orkin, email@example.com; 201-566-8403
For the MA portion of the walk: Tim Bullock, firstname.lastname@example.org; 413-485-8469