メイ首相に、メッセージを送ろう!~日立の原発を受け入れないで!

日立製作所が進めようとしているイギリス・ウェールズへの原発輸出に関し、本日(5月3日)にも日立の中西会長がテリーザ・メイ英国首相と会談して、イギリス政府からの投融資や原発の買取価格の保証などを文書で求める予定と報道されています。(会談の時間はわかりませんが、イギリスの時間は、8時間遅れです。)

日立製作所が、このように必死になっていることは、原発ビジネスのリスクの大きさを示すものにほかなりません。イギリスでは電力需要が激減し、風力の価格は原発よりもずっと安く、原発建設の必要性はまったくというほどありません。

立地地元ウェールズのアングルシーの人たちも反対しています。福島原発事故を経験した日本の私たちから、ツイッターやメールで、ぜひ、メイ首相にメッセージを送りましょう! 以下、サンプルですが、英語が得意な人も、得意でない人も、ぜひ自分なりのメッセージを考えてみましょう。

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【ツイッターでメッセージを送る】
→ @Theresa_May   ハッシュタグ#Wylfa #Stop_Hitachiを入れてください。
ツイッター文案
. @Theresa_May  Unacceptable: @HitachiGlobal ‘s #nuclear export means huge risks and costs for Japanese and British people while companies and banks make profit. #Wylfa #Stop_Hitachi
(メイ首相、日立の原発輸出は、巨大なリスクと費用を、日英両国の国民に押し付け、そのかたわら、企業や銀行が利益を得ることになり、受け入れがたいものです)
. @Theresa_May You already have alternatives! Renewable  much cheaper than nuclear in U.K. Don’t agree the deal with Hitachi. #Wylfa #Stop_Hitachi
(メイ首相、イギリスは代替案を持っています。再生可能エネルギーは、原子力よりずっとやすい。日立の売り込みに賛成しないでください)
 
. @Theresa_May Fukushima nuclear crisis is not over. The risks of nuclear power is simply too huge. Please do not invest #Wylfa #Stop_Hitachi
(メイ首相、福島原発事故は終わっていません。原子力のリスクは、巨大です。ウィルファに投資しないでください)
. @Theresa_May Due to Fukushima nuclear disaster, many people have lost their livelihoods, families and communities have been separated. Please remember Fukushima. #Wylfa #Stop_Hitachi
(メイ首相、福島原発事故により多くの人たちが生業を失い、家族やコミュニティが分断されました。福島を忘れないでください)
.@Theresa_May Cost of the Fukushima Nuclear accident adds up to 21.5 trillion yen.  Don’t agree the deal with Hitachi. #Wylfa #Stop_Hitachi
(メイ首相、福島第一原発事故の費用は21.5兆円にまでなりました。日立の原発輸出に賛成しないでください。)
【メイ首相にメールする】
 
サンプルレター
 Dear Prime Minister Teresa May
We’ve leant that Hitachi’s Chairman is to visit you to ask for a direct investment in Wylfa Newydd project.
Since nuclear power is expensive, dirty and unsustainable energy, it is not a good idea to pour public money into the project. 
There are already alternatives. The price for wind power gets much cheaper in U.K.  
Moreover, once nuclear accidents happen, the cost of it is tremendous. We’ve learnt that from Fukushima Nuclear Crisis.
Still many people are suffering from Fukushima nuclear crisis. 
Hitachi should learn the same and they should rather export renewable and sustainable energies to U.K.
We also learnet that local groups oppose to the project.
The site is surrounded by pristine nature, including the colonies of protected bird species. 
I strongly suggest you not to invest the project. 
Best wishes,
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以下、FoE Japanと現地の市民団体のPAWBが昨日出した共同声明です。ご参考までに!

Friends of the Earth Japan
People Against Wylfa B

Urgent Joint Statement
Hitachi’s nuclear export transfers risks to both Japanese and British people while companies get profits
Responding to the upcoming meeting between Hitachi Chairman Nakanishi and Prime Minister May

Hitachi’s Chairman Nakanishi is reportedly going to visit British Prime Minister Teresa May on 3rd May to ask the U.K. government to take a direct stake in Wylfa Newydd nuclear power project in Anglesey, Wales. The report says Hitachi is going to ask not only for direct investment but also an assurance for a power purchase agreement(1). Hitachi’s struggle just shows the risks of the nuclear power project is simply huge.

In February, Mr. Nakanishi already expressed the view that the project would not happen without government commitment and stated “Both UK and Japanese governments understand that the project would not go on without the commitment by the governments”(2). To reduce the risk of the project, the project is said to be insured by Nippon Export and Investment Insurance(NEXI), 100 percent Japanese government owned export credit agency(3).

In addition to huge construction cost, nuclear projects are associated with various risks such as accidents, increased cost for tougher regulations, opposition from local people, radioactive waste management and so on. Risks are too huge to manage. Thus, it is clear that companies should decide to retreat from the project. While transferring risks of the project to people, it is unacceptable that the companies and banks take profits.

Electricity generated from Hinkley Point C nuclear power, which is currently under construction in UK will be purchased at £92.5/MWh, which is approximately twice as expensive as the average market price. National Audit Office of UK warned that this would increase ratepayers burden (4). If UK government gives an assurance for expensive price of electricity to Hitachi, the project will put more burden not only Japanese taxpayers with huge risks, but also British ratepayers with huge costs. For whose sake is this project?

The project site for Wylfa Newydd is surrounded by pristine nature. Colonies of protected bird such as Arctic terns was discovered near the site(5). The National Welsh Coastal Path borders the land bought by Hitachi which is in an area of Otstanding Natural Beauty. The project would put a heavy burden on the social and economic infrastructure on the island rather than benefitting the local economy(6) .

The Spokesperson from People Against Wylfa B, Dylan Morgan says;
“Don’t pour good money in to the bottomless black hole of nuclear power. This is an old fashioned, dirty, dangerous and extortionately expensive technology. The Fukushima triple explosions and meltdowns has and will continue to cost the people of Japan greatly. There is no end in sight for this continuing tragedy, which means that no new nuclear reactors are going to be built in Japan. It is unacceptable that Japan wish to export this deadly technology to another state in order to keep Japan in the nuclear club.”

TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is not over. Globally the cost of renewable energy decreases dramatically and energy efficiency is also improved. Exporting nuclear power is against that trend. This is morally and economically the wrong direction. Moreover, pouring public money to a handful of private companies without consulting the public or having discussion at a parliament is unacceptable.

Japanese government and companies should seek and promote nuclear phase out and sustainable and democratic energy systems based on thorough reflection on the lessons learned from the nuclear accident. We strongly oppose Hitachi’s Wylfa Newydd project. No money from Japanese and British taxpayers should be used to save this totally outdated and dangerously wasteful project.

1. “Hitachi seeks assurance from UK’s May on shared stake in nuclear project” Nikkei Asia Review, 29th April 2018.
2. ”Committements by both UK and Japanese government necessary fro Hitachi’s nuclear project, says next chair of Keidanren” (In Japanese) Reuters, 13th Feb 2018.
3.“Japanese and UK government to support Hitachi’s nuclear project, loss may result in public financial burden (in Japanese)” Asahi Shimbun, 11th Jan 2018.
4. “Hinkley Point C” National Audit Office, 23th June 2017
5.“Plans for Welsh nuclear power plant delayed by concerns over seabirds” Guardian, 9th Apr 2018.
6.“Wylfa Newydd: Nuclear plant ‘increases homelessness risk’” BBC, 27th Mar 2018.

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