To the Tokyo World Citizens Tribunal
I am writing in support of the Fukushima Save Children Lawsuit, a laudable and I think critically important effort to protect the most heartbreaking victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the children whose lives are being destroyed, and coming generations that may face the same horrors. It was evident at once that the Fukushima disaster would have catastrophic consequences, but its shocking scale has become far more apparent since, with worse to come, very likely. Expert studies already reveal that the scale may reach or even surpass the grotesque level of Chernobyl. Surely the time has come to put an end to reliance on nuclear energy, with its devastating potential human costs, so dramatically revealed once again at Fukushima. In the light of the tragic history of the sole use of nuclear weapons ? so far ? there could be no more fitting place and time to end the scourge of nuclear power in Japan than the World’s Citizens Tribunal meeting in Tokyo. I hope dedicated efforts will be undertaken at the Tribunal to this end.
Institute Professor (Emeritus)
MIT, Cambridge MA USA