All my friends have nukes and they are building more. How come I can’t have one? Huh mom, Huh?
They are expensive,
They are dangerous,
They generate waste that is toxic for 1,000’s of years,
It is an inappropriate use of technology,
They are not sustainable,
And I said no!
But Moooom Everyone’s doing it?
I said NO!
Now go outside and PLAY!
Réseau “SORTIR DU NUCLEAIRE “
Network phasing out the nuclear age
GATHERING TOGETHER TO CREATE A NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE
The Network ‘SORTIR DU NUCLEAIRE’ is currently the main French antinuclear coalition, with a membership of 821 organizations and 18986 individual subscribers.
It is completely independent, entirely funded by donations and the subscriptions from its members.
Since 1997, 821 organizations have joined our Network “Sortir du nucléaire”.
Our mission is to unite everyone concerned with phasing out nuclear power.
Only by combining our efforts can we build up enough strength to achieve concrete results.
Our goal is to convince France to phase out nuclear power generation by :
- rethinking its energy policy
- improving the efficiency of electricity use
- developing alternative and sustainable generation scenarios.
The Network SORTIR DU NUCLEAIRE :
- supports actions for phasing out nuclear power, whether local, national or international,
- launches petition and information campaigns,
- is a resource center for nuclear power and sustainable alternatives : information, documents, access to experts and lecturers,
- informs the public about the dangers of nuclear power and solutions for phasing it out thanks to its website, its quarterly magazine Sortir du Nucléaire and the publication of thematic documents aimed at the general public,
- has a PR policy and close contact with the media for nuclear-related issues,
- aims to inform elected representatives, local decision-makers, trade-unions, associations about all nuclear related issues.
Why phase out nuclear power ?
- A nuclear accident provokes countless victims and leaves vast tracts of land uninhabitable for thousands of years. Is such risk morally permissible ?
- There exists no possibility of rendering nuclear waste harmless. It remains a hazard for tens of thousands of years and more.
- The real cost of nuclear power is very high if all the expenses are honestly taken into account : public scientific research, decommissioning of nuclear power facilities, endless management of nuclear waste …
Part of the radioactive material produced in nuclear reactors has the potential and is used for hostile military use and for atomic bombs.
- It may be that nuclear power contributes only small amount of greenhouse gases, but its waste contaminates the earth for millions of years. There is no choosing the lesser of two evils. The goal of a responsible, sustainable energy policy should be : no to nuclear, no to greenhouse gases.
- The large component of nuclear energy in French power generation is an exception : we are the only country in the world to make such a confident bet on nuclear power. Neighbouring countries such as Italy, Germany, Belgium have already chosen to phase out nuclear power. Therefore it is also possible to do so in France.
How can we phase out nuclear
:}The Answer to that is very carefully
Then there are all these folks:
British Columbia shuts door on uranium projects
25 APR’08, VANCOUVER–British Columbia has slapped an official moratorium on uranium exploration and development in the province, reinforcing a long-standing informal ban on the nuclear fuel and dashing the hopes of companies that hoped to take advantage of soaring prices for the commodity. The ban, announced yesterday, makes B.C. a no-go zone for uranium and confirms a moratorium put in place in 1980 by a previous government responding to anti-nuclear sentiment in the province (more from The Globe and Mail)…
Navajo Challenge Uranium Mining Permit on Tribal Lands
SANTA FE, New Mexico, April 19, 2008 (ENS)–For the first time in history, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NRC, will be challenged in federal appeals court for its approval of a source materials license for an in situ leach uranium mine. The Navajo communities of Crownpoint and Church Rock, New Mexico will fight the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the permitted company, Hydro Resources, Inc., demanding that they stay off Navajo lands in New Mexico… The communities’ case is being presented with the assistance of the community group Eastern Navajo Dine against Uranium Mining, or ENDAUM, and [2006 Nuclear-Free Future Award recipient] Southwest Research and Information Center (more from Environment News Service)…
9 APR.’08, TORONTO–Aurora Energy Resources Inc.’s hopes of extracting uranium in Labrador were dealt a crippling blow after Inuit in the region imposed a three- year moratorium on uranium mining. The Nunatsiavut government voted 8-7 in favour of the ban which will prevent Aurora or any other mining firm from producing the radioactive metal until at least 2011. Shares of Vancouver-based Aurora plunged almost 34 per cent in response to the vote results, which became effective immediately (more from Andy Hoffman in the Globe and Mail)…