Baltic Sea Info Tour/Stockholm

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Stockholm impression
The rally is moving on the road
Nuclear waste is coming for you
Nuclear waste following a policeman back to his vehicle
The rally making it's way through the streets
Sustainable energy sign in the group photo
From a distance the rally has a police van in front
Two ladies roaming with a banner near a policeman


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Tour Stop in Stockholm

The capital of Sweden is the largest city in Scandinavia[1]. Stockholm is surrounded by several nuclear facilities: the fuel element factory in Vasteras some 100 kilometers west of the city; the nuclear complex Studsvik some 70 kilometers in the south-west including several conditioning facilities; some 150 kilometers in the same direction the abandoned reactor project Marviken; 150 kilometers in the north the Forsmark NPP including a final disposal site for low and intermediate level radioactive waste; and only about 20 kilometers south of Stockholm the NPP Ågestavalsen, that was closed in 1974, is situated.

In Sweden, there was a referendum in 1980 for a very long-term end of nuclear power. Since then, this was delayed further and these days the government talks about the construction of new Swedish reactors. Formerly Sweden had some uranium activities which had been finished some time ago. Since the new run on uranium, several hundred new sites are explored for their suitability for uranium mining.

The Baltic Sea Info Tour stopped from August 9-11 in Stockholm. We provided a public information event, a public street action and a regional network gathering here.


Local contact

Baltic Sea Region Radioactivity Watch

  • phone: +371 298 110 64 (until July 31), +46-709-54 66 16 (from August 1)
+46 8717 15 88, +46-730 224 355


Travel Schedule of the Stockholm Stop

  • Sunday (Aug 8): travelling from the previous stop in Malmö to Stockholm
  • Monday - Wednesday (Aug 9-11): STOP in Stockholm
  • Thursday - Friday (Aug 12-13): travelling to the next stop in Olkiluoto/Rauma


Report from Stockholm

Monday, August 9th
The first day of the Stockholm stop saw the eye catching activism of the Scandinavian Punks theatre group mobilise. With the four artists showing the streets of Stockholm what happens because of the nuclear industry, again carrying a coffin to remind people of the consequences of choosing to use radioactive material. We also had a press cnference at around 3.30pm with some scientists and lecturers informing local journalists about some of the dangers of the nuclear industry, and also giving them a low down about the Baltic Sea Tour. This night we also had a meet up of some of the activsts at a restaurant in the old town with music and singalongs that brought a nice finish to the day.

Tuesday, August 10th
The conference on day two which took place in an idea setting in a building near the city center was basicly a lecture series of the previously mentioned scientists and speakers. Each lecturer presenting their specific area of expertise with regards to the ongoing health affects of radioactive material and the future ramifications of nuclear waste disposal, followed with by a brief Q and A session. The detail and comprehensiveness of the information presented in total made for an iron clan arguement for abolishing the nuclear industry and using only clean sustainable energy production.

Wednesday, August 11th
The main actions of day three was the sharing of contact information of those involved in the Stockholm stop and some brainstorming of future actions to do. This was held in a smaller room of the same builing the was used the previous day for the conference.


Other Information about the Stockholm Stop

  • Press Conference: August 9 at 3 PM in the Environmental Magasine Office (Miljömagasinet)
  • Demonstration: August 9 at 5-8 PM
    • Starts at Medborgarplatset with some speakers
    • 6 PM: symbolic memorial ceremony to the past, present and future victims of the Atomic Industry at the Swedish parliament
    • 6.30 PM speakers at Sergels Torg
  • "Music and Glory": August 9 at 8.30 PM
  • Seminar: August 10 at 3-9 PM in Finska Huset Sibeliussalen
    • Speakers: Georg F. Lepin (Belarus), Åke Sundström (Sweden), Falk Beyer (Germany), Chris Busby (UK), Nils-Axel Mörner (Sweden), Roland von Malmborg (Sweden), Per Hegelund (Denmark, Sweden), Ditta Rietuma (Sweden, Latvia)
    • 3.00 PM: Introduction by the Baltic Sea Tour group
    • 3.30-4.30 PM: Economy illusion of the Nuclear Industry
    • 5.40-6.25 PM: Nuclear Industry & Consequences for health in the BSR
    • 6.40-7.20 PM: Geology at the nuclear waste repository sites. Sea Levels of the Baltic Sea
    • 7.30-8.15 PM: Nuclear colonization of the Baltic Sea Region by the global military industry where Sweden is a key player
    • 8.20-9.00 PM: Discussion
  • Network Gathering: August 11 at 5-7 PM


Media Coverage


Material


  1. http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stockholm&oldid=73292565 as at April 19, 2010
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