‘Shadowlands’ photographs highlight human cost of Fukushima nuclear disaster

Photo | March 5, 2012

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, together with Greenpeace Southeast Asia Campaigner Francis Dela Cruz, view the 'Shadowlands' exhibit, which opened on 05 March 2012 at the Quezon City Hall Lobby.‘Shadowlands’ is a presentation of haunting photographs by Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong, depicting the impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the plight of people displaced by the crisis, serving also as a warning to Philippine authorities to stop courting the nuclear option, as history has shown that a serious nuclear accident can happen everywhere there are reactors.Greenpeace is calling on the ASEAN to divert from the nuclear path it laid down in the Treaty of Bangkok and repeal the nuclear development provision in the ASEAN Energy Cooperation Plan for 2010-2015. It is also calling on the Japanese government to not restart any nuclear plants, and for a global phase out of inherently dangerous nuclear reactors. The exhibit runs until March 30.