Protestors gather at nuclear site to remember Japan disaster

An anti-nuclear protest was held near Preston as campaigners remembered those affected by the Fukushima disaster in Japan six years ago this weekend.

Sunday, 12th March 2017, 10:30 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:02 am
Photo Neil Cross Marianne Birkby and Sam Morris staging an anti nuclear protest outside Springfields nuclear plant on the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

The two people involved laid daffodils at the Springfields Nuclear Plant site and read a message from the Japanese Prime Minister.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was an energy accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, initiated by a tsunami on March 11, 2011.

No-one was killed that day but more than 35 people were injured and the incident sparked a major nuclear ordeal.

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Photo Neil Cross Marianne Birkby and Sam Morris staging an anti nuclear protest outside Springfields nuclear plant on the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Marriane Birkby, who organised the protest, said: “This was a small but determined protest.

“Although there was only two of us, it was short notice, and we lit candles and had a moment of silence to remember the Fukushima disaster.

“This was a horrendous incident and the people in that area may never be able to return back to normal.

“We have recorded a short video too which several people have watched online.

Photo Neil Cross Marianne Birkby and Sam Morris staging an anti nuclear protest outside Springfields nuclear plant on the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

“We just wanted to raise awareness of what nuclear power is doing because it is very much an issue that is often overlooked.

“Hopefully by doing this today some people will see what we’ve done and take some notice of the dangers of nuclear work.”

Photo Neil Cross Marianne Birkby and Sam Morris staging an anti nuclear protest outside Springfields nuclear plant on the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster
Photo Neil Cross Marianne Birkby and Sam Morris staging an anti nuclear protest outside Springfields nuclear plant on the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster
Photo Neil Cross Marianne Birkby and Sam Morris staging an anti nuclear protest outside Springfields nuclear plant on the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster
Photo Neil Cross Marianne Birkby and Sam Morris staging an anti nuclear protest outside Springfields nuclear plant on the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster
Photo Neil Cross Marianne Birkby and Sam Morris staging an anti nuclear protest outside Springfields nuclear plant on the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster
Photo Neil Cross Marianne Birkby and Sam Morris staging an anti nuclear protest outside Springfields nuclear plant on the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster
Photo Neil Cross Marianne Birkby and Sam Morris staging an anti nuclear protest outside Springfields nuclear plant on the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster
Photo Neil Cross Marianne Birkby and Sam Morris staging an anti nuclear protest outside Springfields nuclear plant on the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster