St. Pete activists remember Fukushima disaster
Today marks the two year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the coast of Japan; killing over 15,000 people. Thereâs a vigil in St. Pete Monday afternoon to remember the tragedy.
The earthquake and tsunami caused the Fukushima Nuclear Plant disaster. It forced more than 150,000 people to evacuate their homes, yet to return for fear of radiation.
Concerned citizens are holding a Fukushima Candlelight Vigil Monday afternoon from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will be in the park across from the Progress Energy building at 299 1st Avenue North in St. Petersburg. They want to raise awareness and give time for prayer and reflection.
Christine Wall, Greenpeace community coordinator for Tampa Bay, is organizing the vigil.
Here's more of WMNF's coverage of the Fukushima disaster.