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A Walk for Peace


A group of area residents and Japanese Buddhists are currently near the end of a 200-mile trek from Waretown to a Vermont nuclear power plant.

The “No More Fukushimas Peace Walk” is “a plea for the people of New Jersey, New York and New England to recognize the grave dangers that nuclear energy poses to our lives, property, and all life on the planet,” explains Jun Yasuda, a Buddhist nun who is leading the walk.

The walk has already passed the Oyster Creek Generating Station in Lacey, and will proceed to the Indian Point Nuclear Plant in White Plains, N.Y.. It will conclude the on March 21 at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vernon, Vt.

Yasuda said each evening after walking, communities host potluck dinners and discussions with area experts about the dangers of nuclear power.

The event notes the anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster, when an earthquake and tsunami crippled the power plant on March 11, 2011.

Learn more about the Peace Walk and check out their schedule at their website; the Asbury Park Press has an article from the beginning of the walk.

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