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Nuclear waste host communities exploited – by blackmail, ”noble sacrifice” and greed

Governments prefer a distant disadvantaged, impoverished, preferably indigenous community to host nuclear wastes. Governments then promise the health, education etc services that they should be providing anyway.

Then there’s the noble goal of ”sarifice” – providing a benefit to the nation.

Then there’s greed, as selected local dignitaries and businesses get attractive bribes to promote the dump plan to the community.

Eventually, the community becomes dependent on the nuclear industry, – which happens also in other situations, such as in nuclear energy and nuclear weapons plants.

February 5, 2022 - Posted by | Christina's themes, wastes

1 Comment »

  1. Thank you Christina. I tweeted this out. Jan Boudart.

    ANNOUNCEMENT:. Frank von Hippel will present “Plutonium: How Nuclear Power’s Dream Fuel Became a Nightmare” on NEIS’s (Nuclear Energy Information Service) Night With the Experts Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7pm Central time
    David Kraft’s NWTE Zoom Room:
    Thursday, February 24, 2022, 7pm Central time. This is a public meeting.
    Please watch for your Zoom invitations by email. For questions contact or David Kraft

    Comment by Jan Boudart | February 5, 2022 | Reply

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