Campaign against Nuclear Energy
World oil supplies are expected to run out by 2030 and gas by 2045. Fears of global warming are being used by the nuclear power industry to promote nuclear power as a carbon-neutral solution. However, not only is nuclear energy very expensive to produce, but nuclear waste remains highly dangerous for thousands of years and accidents could devastate huge areas.
If we are to avoid being driven into a nuclear future we must step up research and development for safe and sustainable methods of energy production. We can build better security sites for existing nuclear waste and we can phase out existing nuclear power stations. (Source: Informaction - a free automated lobbying service for anyone interested in the environment)
Recent news reports:
Read the editorial by environmentalist Anil Agarwal: Nuclear Madness: Even as the world abandons nuclear power,
the Indian government and industry are pushing for it (February 15,
What you can do:
The U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development convened in April 2001 to discuss whether nuclear power should be given its stamp of approval. This approval would make it much easier for nuclear power to be considered part of the solution to global warming in international agreements such as the Kyoto climate change treaty. Earth Day Network has linked up with World Information Service on Energy and Nuclear Information and Resource Service to ensure that nuclear power does not get an undeserved reputation for being eco-friendly.
Support the Worldwide Campaign for Clean Energy. Join the Earth Day Network in demanding an end to nuclear power. Sign the international petition to the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development, and demand that nuclear power be rejected as a clean energy source.
Write a letter to your elected representatives protesting the Indian government's renewed emphasis on nuclear energy despite the dangers involved. Example of a letter you can send.
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