Fourth Update to Politicians
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Re: Fwd: Fukushima Inquiry
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:03:03 -0600
From: Ryan Walker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Stanton.B@parl.gc.ca, email@example.com, “Dunlop, Garfield” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Kellie.Leitch@parl.gc.ca, email@example.com
CC: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
As promised, here is the letter to Mr. Trudeau.
My next communication will be to advise you of the public awareness website. I estimate this will be about one month from now.
Dear Mr. Trudeau,
I write to you with a most urgent matter. I sincerely hope my letter finds you, pierces the veil of day to day politicking.
As you are aware, the situation at Fukushima is dire. Tepco is not in control of the situation. Japan is not in control of the situation.
There is ample reason to believe that even the combined effort of the entire planet might not be sufficient. Every passing day sees worsening
news. Tonnes of radioactive waste is being released. Solutions are expected to take years, and are questionable at best. As a species, we face a grave threat.
More disturbing than the reality of Fukushima is the reality that no one is taking action. At a time when herculean effort is required, the
world has seemingly gone on an indefinite dinner break. Token efforts on the part of Tepco and Japan do not qualify as even a fraction of the
required response. As far as I am aware, only Russia has offered serious assistance. This problem requires the focus of the finest scientists, engineers and fabricators from around the world.
Canada, by my measure, has every reason to act. As the second largest global exporter of uranium, we cannot overlook our part. As a major
proponent of nuclear technology, we cannot hide. As a country that claims to be a global leader, the onus is on us to lead. Past the
philosophical, and to the physical, our country borders the Pacific ocean. When radioactive waste enters the Pacific, it eventually makes
it way to Canadian shores. Effects are already being observed. For the preservation of our moral standing in the world, and perhaps the
preservation of our very country, strong action must be taken, on a national and international basis.
For months now, I have sought someone in Canadian politics with the ability and the willingness to take action on this most critical issue.
I have brought it to my MP, cabinet, the prime minister’s office, the NDP, and various others. I have been met with apathy, disinterest, boilerplate, excuses, and, most of all, a terribly dishonorable silence.
Mr. Trudeau, as a Canadian, and as a member of the human race, I sincerely hope that you are able to see this issue for what it is, and
act on it, quickly and resolutely. I urge you to take concrete action to galvanize Canada, and frankly, the world, in addressing the problem of Fukushima. You will be the last Canadian politician I try to reach, Justin. I hope my words have some effect. The decision rests with you.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, please contact me. If I do not hear from you in the next few weeks, I will
assume you cannot help with the issue.