It could happen here. This Sunday, March 11, marks one year after the disastrous earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima, Japan.
The Safe and Green Campaign & SAGE Alliance are hosting an "evacuation" from Vermont Yankee in solidarity with the people of Japan. Said organizer Nancy Braus, “We will be thinking especially of those 100,000 people exiled from their homes, maybe forever, within the 12-mile radius around the Fukushima reactors.”
Those who wish to take part in the evacuation will meet at 12:45 pm at the Transportation Center on Flat Street in Brattleboro with their "evacuation gear." School buses will transport participants to the Vermont Yankee gates. From there, “evacuees” will assemble with their strollers, roller bags, backpacks, and other evacuation items, as well as signs and banners, and then walk the six miles from Vermont Yankee to downtown Brattleboro.
At about 3:30 or so, we will hold a circle at the Marlboro Graduate Center parking lot for those who wish to join us to walk into downtown. Once in Brattleboro, food and drinks will be served to walkers at the River Garden, at 153 Main Street.