Sanshiro Kume


Sanshiro Kume (久米 三四郎, Kume Sanshirō, March 22, 1926 – August 31, 2009) was a radiochemist who lectured at Osaka University.[1][2][3] He has been described as an "outspoken anti-nuclear power plant scientist".[4]

Kume served as an adviser to residents who filed a lawsuit to try to stop the Monju Experimental Breeder Reactor being built. He also led a panel of experts which examined official reports on the 1995 sodium coolant leak at the Monju reactor. Kume also assisted residents who "lodged Japan’s first lawsuit seeking annulment of a permit to build a nuclear power reactor in Ikata, Ehime Prefecture in 1973".[4]


  1. ^ 久米三四郎 くめ-さんしろう
  2. ^ 久米三四郎先生を偲ぶ会(CNIC)
  3. ^ Anti-nuclear power scientist Kume dies at 83
  4. ^ a b Anti-nuclear power scientist Kume dies at 83[permanent dead link] Japan Today, September 3, 2009.