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Activists from Japan, Korea walk for nuclear free future

Church activists hold a press conference before starting their pilgrimage in front of Kori Nuclear Power Plant in Busan on Sept. 20. (Photo by The Catholic Times of Korea)

ucanews.com reporter, Seoul
South Korea

September 29, 2016

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Activists from churches in Japan and Korea conducted a three-day pilgrimage where they visited South Korean nuclear power plants to raise awareness about its  threat to people and the environment.

A total of 60 anti-nuclear pilgrims, including 14 from Japan, walked to the sites of several South Korean nuclear power plants Sept. 20-23.

They began their pilgrimage in Busan, the location of Korea's oldest nuclear reactor, and walked to Samcheok, where other reactors are currently being built.

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