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Press Release for July 4th, 2013 LA Times Ad thanking former Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan & Others

by Cathy Iwane (Notes) on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 5:13pm

Press Release for July 4th, 2013 LA Times Ad thanking former Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan, Dr. Gregory Jaczko, Arnie Gundersen and Peter Bradford for their participation in 6/4 "Fukushima:  Ongoing lessons for California".

Californians Publicly Thank Japan’s Former Prime Minister Kan, and Others

Dated: Jul. 04, 2013

A coalition of concerned citizens in Southern California publicly thanked  former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan for sharing his experiences during the March 2011 Fukushima earthquake, tsunami and ongoing nuclear disaster.  

The full page Los Angeles Times ad today reads “The Noblest Motive is the Public Good”, motto of the San Diego County seal, where on June 4th a public conference entitled “Fukushima: Ongoing Lessons for California” was held at the San Diego County Administrative Center with key leaders to share with local government officials and concerned citizens their firsthand experience of an unfolding nuclear disaster.  Three days later on June 7thSan Onofre’s owner-operator, Southern California Edison, announced the nuclear power plant’s permanent closure.

Conference organizer, Torgen Johnson, said, “The hallmark of Independence Day is saluting patriots who are not afraid to stand up for the safety of American people!”  

Prime Minister Kan was joined at the conference by former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair, Dr. Gregory Jaczko, who led the Commission during the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, and who after more than seven years of public service was forced to step down (www,  Also on the panel were globally respected nuclear industry executive, Arnie Gundersen, and former Commissioner of the U.S. NRC, Peter Bradford, both of whom were active during the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear accident. 

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