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Ecodefense accused of being a 'foreign agent'

(June 17, 2014) The Russian government has declared the well-known environmental organization Ecodefense a “foreign agent" for resisting the construction of nuclear power plant near Kaliningrad. This perfectly fits in the campaign of the Russian government against independent and critical NGO's in general. What helps is to spread the word and show your solidarity with the struggle of Ecodefensie against nuclear power in their country.

EPA carbon rule offers misguided subsidies for uneconomic, aging and dangerous nuclear reactors

(June 2, 2014) The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rules on carbon reductions from existing power plants released today would encourage states to provide ratepayer subsidies for continued operation of nuclear reactors that cannot compete economically in the current electricity marketplace. Six nuclear reactors have either closed permanently or announced their planned early shutdown (San Onofre-1 & 2, Crystal River, Kewaunee, Vermont Yankee, Oyster Creek) and a dozen or more other reactors have been widely reported to be operating close to or at a financial loss.

Radiating Africa - Lobby Trajectory week with African project partners

(May 28, 2014) Radiating Africa - The Menace of Uranium Mining

The Nuclear Security Summit and Nuclear Industry Summit were prominent in the media in March 2014. Fukushima and Chernobyl were commemorated in March and April. But what about the rest of the year? And what about the front end of the nuclear fuel chain? Uranium exploration and mining are the starting points of the nuclear fuel chain. Who is actually taking responsibility? What impact does it have on countries in Africa and elsewhere?

The Chernobyl death toll

(April 25, 2014) The never-ending debate over the Chernobyl cancer death toll turns on the broader debate over the health effects of low-level radiation exposure. The overwhelming weight of scientific opinion holds that there is no threshold below which ionising radiation poses no risk. Uncertainties will always persist. In circumstances where people are exposed to low-level radiation, public health (epidemiological) studies are unlikely to be able to demonstrate a statistically-significant increase in cancer rates. Cancers are common diseases and most are multi-causal.

Protest against Nuclear Industry Summit

(March 24, 2014) Early in the morning of 24th March 2014 ca. 40 people protested the pro-nuclear industry summit, organised by URENCO, the multinational uranium enrichment company (UK, Germany, NL and USA). Mis-using the momentum of the large Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague (the Netherlands) the 200 CEOs and lobbyist of the nuclear industry gathered in Amsterdam to promote nuclear energy as "safe, clean and affordable". The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs supported this lobby event with an opening speech.