nuclear-news

The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry Fukushima Chernobyl Mayak Three Mile Island Atomic Testing Radiation Isotope

Media coverage of the nuclear dangers in Ukraine often poorly informed and downplayed due to the influence of the pro nuclear lobby

There has been some media coverage of these dangers, but most has been poorly informed by proponents of nuclear energy who either downplay the actual risks or seem unfamiliar with them

It is increasingly urgent to do all we can to end Russia’s war on
Ukraine and achieve a peaceful withdrawal of Russian forces from the
country.

Untold thousands of civilians have now been killed. Over
one-fourth of Ukraine’s population–more than 10 million people–have
been displaced from their homes and cities, many of which have been
completely devastated by deliberate targeting of residential areas,
schools, hospitals, shopping malls, and government buildings where people
have sought shelter. T

he suffering and destruction being wrought by Russia
is as awful as anything we have seen in recent history: the US war on and
occupation of Iraq, the proxy civil war in Yemen, the Syrian civil war and
Russia-led devastation of Aleppo, and others.

But there is a glaring complication in this war: the very real and immediate risk of its
escalating to nuclear devastation. Russia possesses the world’s largest
arsenal of nuclear weapons, and has had them on high alert since February
28. An even more immediate danger has been explicit from the very first
day. The presence of civilian nuclear power plants and Russia’s decisions
to attack and occupy those sites with its military.

Russia’s direct attacks on and occupation of the Chornobyl and Zaporizhzhia sites are among
the most reckless acts of the war. They threaten to unloose disasters which
Russia has literally no means of controlling, with effects that would not
only encompass the whole of Ukraine but much of Europe and Asia. There has
been some media coverage of these dangers, but most has been poorly
informed by proponents of nuclear energy who either downplay the actual
risks or seem unfamiliar with them.  https://www.nirs.org/nuclear-risks-of-the-ukraine-conflict-and-why-the-u-s-must-sanction-russian-nuclear/

April 2, 2022 - Posted by | Uncategorized

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: