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Children Suffer Nuclear Impact Worldwide

Do children suffer worldwide from atomic power? Absolutely. CCTV host Margaret Harrington anchored a panel with Maggie Gundersen, Caroline Phillips, and Chiho Kaneko from Fairewinds Energy Education to discuss the health risks to children around the world from operating nuclear power reactors and their burgeoning waste. In the aftermath of the nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi, mothers in Japan especially bear the responsibility to protect their children. As a result, they experience greater hardships in an environment where just expressing one’s legitimate concerns about radiation contamination is seen as a treasonous act. Meanwhile in Ukraine, 30-years following the atomic disaster at Chernobyl, the repercussions of massive radioactive contamination and government zoning continue to severely impact children living within 50 miles of Chernobyl’s epicenter. The United States is not immune to these worries and contentions as Tritium, Strontium-90, and Cesium 137 are radioactive releases that threaten the health of children living nearby leaky atomic power reactors and nuclear waste dumps. Learn more by watching this episode of Nuclear Free Future as the women of Fairewinds lend their voices to protect the children.

May 6, 2016 Posted by | Nuclear, World Nuclear | , | 1 Comment

The 26th of April appeal

hjjolmmFor an artistic, intellectual, scientific and people’s insurrection against the pursuit of radioactive contamination of the planet!
This appeal is not issued by a political party, a trade union, a pressure group, a collective, etc. It originates from a French theatre company that, for the past 16 years, has dedicated 50 % of its artistic activities to the links between art and radioactive contamination.
The future of the planet, a future contaminated by radioactivity, is not a mere possibility, but a reality, of which only we can decide to stop. The alternative is to continue with business as usual and to prepare for more statistically forecasted accidents.
As of the 26th of April 1986, the Chernobyl disaster, and as of the 11th of March 2011, the Fukushima disaster went down in history. Two nuclear disasters which continue to traumatise populations.
Those disasters, just like those forecasted accidents that are looming, have the distinctive
feature of having a starting date but no ending date. They will not stop for hundreds or possibly thousands of years after the life (or “half-life” as they say) of the radionuclides that have been scattered into the atmosphere, the oceans and the soil!
We believe that every informed citizen would like to prevent this contaminated future, but do not know how to go about it. It is true that so far, we have been unable to stop this slow race towards the radioactive contamination of the whole planet!
The more time goes on, the more tangible is this feeling that we are sliding towards a “nuclear winter.” No democratic or bureaucratic activity, no tribunal, no university has been capable of stopping the nucleocrats’ promethean madness.
Nothing seems to shake them. Not the major accidents. Not the threat of nuclear war. Not the astronomical financial losses. Not the building programmes that drag on and on. Not the stockpiling of waste. Not the scientific studies that refute their peremptory claims!
So what is there to do?!
The appeal !
hhkllmmùIt is time that individuals of our time, those that are enlightened and conscious of the imminence of a new nuclear disaster, both a civil and military one, have the courage to stand up !
The year 2016 should be the year of awareness of the population. The 11th of M a r c h 2016  w i l l b e th e day of commemoration, 5years after the beginning of the Fukushima disaster, and the 26th of April, 30 years after the beginning of the Chernobyl disaster.
Everywhere in the world, those dates will be celebrated in commemoration.
It is not acceptable that the nuclear lobby should decide what to think, what to spread, what to say and what to write! From today onwards, we : artists, journalists, teachers, photographers, musicians, actors, librarians, street artists, scientists, dancers, researchers, documentary film makers, circus artists, poets, cinema or theater managers, festival organisers, politicians, activists and concerned citizens, will start working to enable the insurrection of consciences against the contaminated future.
We will produce, come up with or welcome public readings, seminars, academic seminars, shows, conferences, exhibitions, screenings, dances, carnivals…!
Between the 11th of March and the 26th of April 2016, for seven weeks, let texts be staged, others simultaneously read in different locations, films be screened, photographs be exhibited, debates and seminars be organised in university amphitheatres, schools and libraries, town halls, industrial wastelands. Let an insurrection of artists, intellectuals and scientists convince citizens to prevent a future that is further contaminated by radioactivity. And let a thousand shows, books, pictures/paintings, ballets, concerts, report, balls, academic seminars, carnivals, poems, exhibitions and researches thrive!
P.S. This appeal is made now so that everyone is able to think, read, communicate, find support, funds, forums, places to stage and exhibit. Brut de Béton is offering to coordinate this appeal.
You can contact us on : c/o Bruno Boussagol
Landline telephone (00 33) (0) 4 63 31 50 12 c/o André Larivière
website to see the programme of events. !
I would like to sign this appeal
Surname: First name:
Name of group, company or association (if applicable):
Email address: Telephone number:
I would like to take part with the following event:
Please give a detailed description of the proposed event :
Date and time (between the 11th of March and the 26th of April 2016):
Exact location (country, town, place or theatre/hall):
Person to contact regarding this event, with their details (email address and telephone number)

January 16, 2016 Posted by | World Nuclear | , | Leave a comment