EVENT: Presentation at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Auditorium

Sixth Anniversary 3.11 Nuclear Disaster
Karpeles Exhibit II

Media Contact:  Kerry O’Connor, 805-482-1745 kerry_in_hachioji@yahoo.co.jp
WHERE: Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Auditorium,
21 W Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, Tel. 805.962-5322
WHEN: Saturday, APRIL 8, 2017  1-4pm

Kerry O’Connor, USA born Tokyo resident and volunteer for Animal Rescue Nyander Guard – in Fukushima, Japan will be here in Santa Barbara April 8th for a follow up to the Exhibit and presentation of March 11th in commemoration of the 6th Anniversary of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. On 3.11 this year, Kerry was in Fukushima measuring radiation levels and documenting farmlands that are now nuclear wastelands. Among her shocking discoveries, she learned that some areas where the evacuation orders will be lifted at the end of this month are actually higher in radiation than in the exclusion zones.

The community of Santa Barbara is invited to attend this free public exhibit and presentation featuring the work of volunteers of Nyander Guard. Akira Honda, shelter owner and founder, will also be in attendance to give firsthand details of the traumatic animal rescues in the exclusion zones in the aftermath of the nuclear meltdown which forced 170,000 people to be evacuated; and six years later 84,000 residents still cannot return to their homes due to high radiation levels. Kerry’s further accounts of the State of Fukushima will not only be eye opening but also a good reminder of the 31st Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster – April 26 where much of the land there is still abandoned due to high radiation levels.

Disasters like Chernobyl and Fukushima remind the world how dangerous nuclear power is and how they have devastated humans, animals and lands. This is a worldwide problem affecting us all. By raising awareness of the tragedies innocent people and their loved ones continue to endure, we might be able to unite globally and spread the truth that cannot be ignored any longer. For more information contact Kerry O’Connor at 805-482-1745.


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