A major anti-nuclear group said Friday it will send 12 people from Fukushima to New York to convey the lessons learned so far from the prefecture's triple core meltdown in 2011 to mark the U.N. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference starting later this month.

The participants to be dispatched by the Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikyo) said they want to protest not only nuclear weapons, but also the so-called peaceful use of nuclear energy by states as recognized by the treaty.

"I am among those who have experienced that nuclear power and human beings cannot coexist," Namie resident Isao Baba, 71, told a news conference at the prefectural government offices. Baba effectively lost his home after radioactive fallout blanketed the town.