Long struggle still Blocks Nuclear Waste Cemetery in Villar de Cañas, Spain

It all began in Jan 2010  at 23:56 at night, in the little village of  Villar de Cañas when a council meeting voted in favour of a Nuclear Waste Cemetery which was not even on the agenda,
Spain finally had a place which agreed to host its high level Nuclear Waste, for thousands of years. But the battle against the cemetery had only just begun.
  Laguna del Hito.. its protected habitat protection has been abolished by the PP courts
Last 25 Nov the 3rd Assembly of the Iberian Antinuclear Movement (MIA) was  held nearby in Cuenca to highlight the risk that the nearby construction of the ATC in Villar de Cañas would entail. If there is a Nuclear Cemetery available it would boost the Nuclear Industry and could delay even further the closing down of dangerous obsolete plants.
In Sept 2017 the local Castilla-La Mancha government again rejected the Centralized Nuclear Cemetery (ATC)  pending a new environmental resolution by the Ministry, which they said  “must be negative.”

“We have made it clear that we want a different energy model; we do not want the promotion of nuclear energy and we are committed to renewables. The ATC is not compatible with a natural space, “they argued.
For five years renewable energy has been severely blocked in Spain due to  disgraceful laws by the corrupt PP to favour the fossil sector and finally the EU is set to fine Spain for its blatant ‘Tax on using the Sun’ policy.
Several geological reports from the Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) indicate that this nuclear cemetery would be located on unsuitable land due to its risk of subsidence.
The Government delegate in Castilla-La Mancha, José Julián Gregorio, has defended the installation of the ATC in Villar de Cañas and has assured the public that this infrastructure “is necessary for Spain”. “Everyone will have to do what they think is convenient”, he pointed out.

UN VOTES TO OUTLAW NUCLEAR WEAPONS.. TALKS BEGIN 2017

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The United Nations today adopted a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts.

At a meeting of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, which deals with disarmament and international security matters, 123 nations voted in favour of the resolution, with 38 against and 16 abstaining.
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The resolution will set up a UN conference beginning in March next year, open to all member states, to negotiate a “legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”. The negotiations will continue in June and July. Continue reading “UN VOTES TO OUTLAW NUCLEAR WEAPONS.. TALKS BEGIN 2017”

Police Kill Anti-Nuke fisherman, Resistance GROWS

A group of fisherfolk staging “jal satyagraha” in the sea, against the Kudankulam nuclear power project at Veerapandianpattinam coast in Tuticorin district on Friday. (Photo: N.Rajesh)

Despite the killing of an anti-nuclear protester by police on Monday, hundreds of protesters forming a human chain stood in sea waters today, for the second day in a row, demanding a halt to preparations for fuel loading into the reactor of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) in Tuticorin district. Continue reading “Police Kill Anti-Nuke fisherman, Resistance GROWS”

Chernobyl..1 million dead so far..Fukushima could be worse.

Chernobyl legacy to linger long after most humans have gone

Chernobyl fallout covered the entire Northern Hemisphere

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The explosion at Chernobyl nuclear power plant 26 years ago has so far claimed at least a million lives, and counting. The core meltdown, which occurred on Saturday, April 26, 1986 at reactor No. 4 of the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station, as it was then called, left entire regions in three countries—Ukraine, Russia and Belarus—unlivable.

The long-term consequences of the Chernobyl disaster are still disputed.

Birth defects and cancer were the norm for many years following the Chernobyl disaster.  By the time  residents of Pripyat, a town located near the plant, were ordered to evacuate, about two days after the Chernobyl core meltdown had occurred, many had already been exposed to varying doses of radiation poisoning.

Consequences of the Catastrophe. Authors  Alexey Yablokov (Center for Russian Environmental Policy in Moscow), Vassily Nesterenko and Alexey Nesterenko ( Institute of Radiation Safety, Minsk, Belarus) studied about 5,000 reports and scientific  papers mostly published in Slavic languages and compiled their finding in the  book “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment,” which was published last year on the 24th anniversary of the Chernobyl reactor core meltdown.

“For the past 23 years, it has been clear that there is a danger greater than nuclear weapons concealed within nuclear power. Emissions from this one reactor exceeded a hundred-fold the radioactive contamination of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.” They wrote.

“No citizen of any country can be assured that he or she can be protected from radioactive contamination. One nuclear reactor can pollute half the globe,” the authors said. “Chernobyl fallout covers the entire Northern Hemisphere.”

Continue reading “Chernobyl..1 million dead so far..Fukushima could be worse.”