Remembering the tragic consequences of the nuclear accidents and catastrophes in the last 25 years, such as Chernobyl, Ukraine, where tens of thousands of people died from the consequences and the disaster affected more than 5 million people; and the recent tragic events in Fukushima Japan, where the total number of victims will only be known in the future, once again it shows that nuclear energy remains the most dangerous energy form currently available. Nuclear energy is also the most expensive method of energy production and when something goes wrong, we put our environment at risk and pay with our lives and the lives of our children.
We do not have to rely on this high risk technology when we have safe, clean and sustainable alternatives at our disposal.
Lithuania is planning to build a new NPP in Visagina, there is on-going or expected construction works in Belarus, Finland and Kaliningrad. Ukraine is planning on constructing a nuclear storage warehouse too.
We believe that the world should be nuclear-free. Therefore, we urge all the countries take into account its inhabitants’ constitutionally guaranteed rights, to live in a healthy and safe environment, listen to opinions and voices within their societies and start investing in much safer and cleaner energy resources. There is no such thing as safe nuclear power, there is only something like nuclear risk! We also know there is no risk-free solution for nuclear waste management!
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