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Tai jau 10-asis NukeNews numeris! Paskutinius keletą numerių NukeNews
publikuojame ir lietuvių kalba. Deja, paskutinis leidimas išėjo be 
vertimo į prancūzų kalbą, nes nebuvo pakankamai žmonių, kurie verstų 
į šią kalbą. Tačiau norėtume ir toliau leisti NukeNews šia kalba – jei
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Kanados, Čekijos, Suomijos, Prancūzijos, Vokietijos, Japonijos, Rusijos, 
Jungtinės Karalystės aktyvistų. Jos apima aktyvistų veiklą, atominės 
pramonės bandymus prastumti branduolinius projektus, represijas prieš 
aktyvistus.  Taip pat pasakojame apie beveik atominę katastrofą Hamburgo 
uoste (Vokietija). Kviečiame ir jus atsiųsti savo naujienas sekančiam 
leidiniui - daugiau informacijos laiško pabaigoje. 


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 Outline of the current NukeNews issue #10
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0.  Preface
1.  Czech caretaker government supports new Temelin reactors
2.  "Leningrad NPP-2 IS DANGEROUS"
3.  UK: News from the Nuclear Islands
4.  International fasting for the abolition of nuclear weapons
5.  Petition against Areva's mining project in Nunavut
6.  Two uranium facilities blocked by activists in the South of France
7.  Finland: Rosatom- Fennovoima deal to continue Pyhäjoki NPP project
8.  Canada's legacy of contamination in Saskatchewan's Watersheds
9.  Anti-nuclear leafletting continues in London
10. IAEA & WHO: No health impacts because of Fukushima - IPPNW study
    shows the opposite
11. Another Cameco collaboration agreement to silence indigenous
    protests on uranium mining
12. Baltic NPP down
13. Almost-disaster with burning nuclear ship in Hamburg/Germany
14. Western Australia's first uranium mine - a bad deal but not a
    done deal - emerging trends in environmental assessment 
15. Thuggish arrests of activists and journalists at Chernobyl
    anniversary march in Minsk, Belarus
16. Upcoming events
17. About NukeNews


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1.  Laikinoji Čekijos vyriausybė remia naujus reaktorius Temelin elektrinėje 
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Nauja laikonoji vyriausybė, paskirta prezidento Milošo Zeman
po to, kai Petr Nečas vadovaujama dešiniųjų vyriausybė atsistatydino dėl 
kyšininkavimo skandalų, pareiškė paramą planams statyti du naujus  
reaktorius Temelin atominėje elektrinėje. Remiantis naujausia informacija, 
jei ši vyriausybė valdytų iki rinkimų 2014 metų pavasarį, ji gali priimti 
įpareigojantį sprendimą dėl šių planų. 
Kaip pranešama, Temelin statybas vyriausybė laiko prioritetu ir per paskelbtas 
derybas su monopoline energetikos įmone ČEZ nori daryti spaudimą dėl statybų.
Kyla klausimas, kieno interesus atstovaudama veikia vyriausybė, turint omeny,
kad statybos būtų ypatingai nuostolingos dėl fiksuotų tarifų. 
(Daugiau apie tai skaitykite praėjusiuose NukeNews leidimuose).


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2.  "Leningrad NPP-2 IS DANGEROUS"
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- taip atominę įvertino spaudos konferencijos, kuri vyko liepos 15 dieną 
Spaudos Klube "Žalia šviesa" Sankt Peterburge, dalyviai. Kalbėjusieji
spaudos konferencijoje buvo darbo grupės, kuri analizavo Leningrado AE-2 
(LAE-2) "drėgno" vėsinimo bokštų poveikį Leningrado gyventojams, elektrinės 
personalui, nariai. Jie taip pat analizavo aplinkosauginę situaciją pietiniame
Suomijos įlankos krante (SSGF) 40 km į vakarus nuo Sankt Peterburgo.

Rosatomo  atstovai, kurie buvo darbo grupės nariai, publikavo išvadas
dėl LNPP-2 saugumo, paremtas ekonominiais Rosatomo interesais. Jose nebuvo 
atsižvelgta  į nepriklausomų ekspertų ir ekspertų organizacijų nuomonę dėl 
aplinkos saugumo. Spaudos konferencijos dalyviai  informavo žurnalistus apie 
daugybę klaidų, Rusijos įstatymų ir normų pažeidimų, kuriuos nustatė nepriklausomi 
ekspertai. Taip buvo parodyta, ką Rosatomas darė, kad imituotų visuomenės 
dalyvavimą toliau vystant LNPP-2 projektą.

Visą istoriją skaitykite:
http://www.greenworld.org.ru/?q=ang_bv_121 

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3.  UK: News from the Nuclear Islands
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The Coalition government recently announced that they intend to pour
10 billion pounds of public money into the 1st of their planned new
reactors - EDF's proposed Hinkley C. Despite the coalition pledge not
to subsidise new nukes, they announced that they will be making
further cuts to public services to fund the subsidy, that they claim,
isn't a subsidy. The British government are completely out of step
with the rest of Europe. While countries like Germany embark on a
program of improving energy efficiency and reducing demand, it seems
the British government are committed to ensuring that UK consumers
pay cripplingly high prices for their electricity over the next half
a century. They also envision a tripling in energy demand, although
to be frank it's hard to see how they could achieve growth in
centralised energy consumption at such eye-wateringly high prices.

After the unsurprising collapse  of the British governments latest
scheme to impose radioactive waste on the Cumbrian communities, the
government are now trying to decide where they are going to dump, I
mean store all of the intermediate level waste that successive
governments have made under the noses of a complacent public, some of
their proposals would involve creating new Sellafield style dumps at
one or several locations around the British Isles. Meanwhile, as
negotiations between EDF and the British government continue to falter
and the so-called strike price continues to evade agreement, the
government have made much of a further £128 million pound bribe to
communities that will have to live with the fall-out of new nuclear -
unfortunately the bar has been set low and nuclear operators will only
have to pay around a fifth of the amount that wind developers have to
pay in community benefits. Typical of the anti-renewables
policy-making that has characterised the climate-sceptic government
now in power in Britain.


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4.  International fasting for the abolition of nuclear weapons
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From the 5th to the 9th August, about hundred people will gather in
Paris for an international fasting for the abolition of nuclear
weapons worldwide. Many actions will take place in this frame:
commemoration of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, training in
non-violent action, human chain and die-in under the Eiffel tower...
This fasting is organized by La Maison de Vigilance, Armes nucléaires
STOP and the French antinuclear network "Sortir du nucléaire". Anyone
can take part, for one day or for a week.

Beside, some people will also fast for the abolition of nuclear
weapons in Burghfield and Aldermaston (UK), as well as in Büchel and
Berlin (Germany).
Contact and registration: "lamaisondevigilance AT orange.fr"
More information: http://www.vigilancehiroshimanagasaki.com


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5.  Petition against Areva's mining project in Nunavut
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Areva wants to build a big uranium mine in Nunavut, the Inuit
territory in the north of Canada. Should this project become reality,
its consequences would be catastrophic for the environment and local
people's way of life: water and soil contamination, unmanageable
mining waste, devastated cariboo hunting zones... Areva tries to lure
the population into accepting the project by distributing expensive
gifts, but it conceals the real impacts of uranium mining. If you want
to stop this project, please sign the petition (soon in English) on:
http://groupes.sortirdunucleaire.org/Petition-Nunavut


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6.  Two uranium facilities blocked by activists in the South of France
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On June, the 19th, the two collectives "Stop Uranium" and "Stop 
Tricastin" organized a simultaneous non-violent blockade in front of
two uranium facilities in the South of France. They wanted to alert
about the dangers of the uranium industry and to demand that it should
be stopped. The first facility, the Comurhex Malvési (near Narbonne)
is the entrance gate for yellow cake in France. About 1/4 of the
nuclear fuel used in the world came through it. The second facility
was the Eurodif enrichment plant, on the Tricastin nuclear site, near
Avignon.

You can find some pictures of the action there:
http://groupes.sortirdunucleaire.org/blocage-malvesi-tricastin


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7.  Finland: Rosatom- Fennovoima deal to continue Pyhäjoki NPP project
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In the beginning of July the Finnish "Fennovoima" company announced
they are going to sign a contract with Russian "Rosatom" to construct
a 1200 MW nuclear plant at Pyhäjoki.

This announcement is not welcomed here. Legal experts say there are
problems with this deal: permission given by the parliament was based
on 2 alternatives: AREVA (EPR) and Toshiba (ABWR), both 1600 MW units.
No environmental assessment was done for the Rosatom alternative. A
new permission is needed, otherwise the democratic process written in
the nuclear energy law has no real value. The Rosatom deal means a
delay to the project, at least one more year.

Read the complete story:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Finland:_Rosatom-_Fennovoima_deal_to_continue_Pyh%C3%A4joki_NPP_project


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8.  Canada's legacy of contamination in Saskatchewan's Watersheds
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The Canadian government sacrificed four watersheds in northern
Saskatchewan to supply the bulk of the uranium for the atomic weapons
programs in the United States and other countries. Thirty years have
passed since the government abandoned the mess it created and the
deadly toxins continue to spread. Now, they want to open more mines
without cleaning up their old ones first.

http://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/Saskatchewan%20Office/2013/07/SKnotes_Govt_Legacy_Contamination_Watersheds.pdf


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9.  Anti-nuclear leafletting continues in London
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On 15th May a determined posse of London anti-nuke types again
leafletted the treasury and the department of energy and climate
change with the following leaflet. 400 copies were put into the hands
of workers entering each building.

A leafletting picket is outside the Japanese embassy in London every
Friday from 9 till 13.00 hours. Has been there unbroken for 10 months
now.

The leaflets:
http://stopnuclearpoweruk.net/content/kick-nuclear-activists-return-leaflet-decc-and-treasury
http://stopnuclearpoweruk.net/node/567


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10. IAEA & WHO: No health impacts because of Fukushima - IPPNW study
    shows the opposite
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In a May 31st report the United Nations informed that "radiation
exposure following the nuclear accident at Fukushima-Daiichi did not
cause any immediate health effects", and that it would be "unlikely to
be able to attribute any health effects in the future among the
general public and the vast majority of workers". Those who wrote this
were the UN Scientific Committee on the Effect of Atomic Radiation
(UNSCEAR) - the same who claimed after Chernobyl there would have been
only a few victims.

The opposite was found in a March 2013 report of the International
Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW): Based on
publications in scientific professional journals on soil
contamination with radioactive cesium respectively due to measurements
of local dose rates in autumn 2012 the IPPNW came in three alternative
assessments to some 20,000 to 40,000 cancer cases caused by the
"external radiation exposure" in Japan. These figures referred to the
risk factor of 0.1/Sv used by the WHO. However, due to new scientific
findings actually a risk at least of the double amount should be
considered - up to 80,000 cancer cases due to the external radiation
exposure.

Learn more:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/PR:Gesundheitliche_Folgen_von_Fukushima


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11. Another Cameco collaboration agreement to silence indigenous
    protests on uranium mining
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After the Pinehouse collaboration Agreement with Cameco and Areva in
December 2012, with the English First River Nation in May 2013 another
indigenous community of Northwest Saskatchewan has - against protests
of their community members - signed an agreement with these uranium
mining companies to support their business and not to disturb it
anymore.

The agreement - which members have not been permitted to see -
allegedly promises $600 million in business contracts and employee
wages to the Dene band, in exchange for supporting Cameco/Areva's
existing and proposed projects within ERFN's traditional territory,
and with the condition that ERFN discontinue their lawsuit against the
Saskatchewan government relating to Treaty Land Entitlement section of
lands near Cameco's proposed Millenium mine project.

Learn more:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/PR:Signing_of_Cameco/Areva_deal_with_English_River_First_Nations_ignites_strong_opposition_from_members


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12. Baltic NPP down
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Baltic NPP debacle: Construction reported halted, possibly mothballed.
Two subcontractors for Kaliningrad region's Baltic Nuclear Power Plant
(Baltic NPP) say works at the site are being stopped and a two-year
freeze is expected on the construction. Hitting a wall of uniform
rejection after years of courting energy importers and investors in
Europe, the project has Moscow attempting a last-ditch look at a
limited pool of smaller reactor designs - but reeks.

Learn more:
http://www.bellona.org/articles/articles_2013/baltic_npp_debacle


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13. Almost-disaster with burning nuclear ship in Hamburg/Germany
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Mai 1st, 2013 the combined RoRo/container vessel Atlantic Cartier
was on fire at the harbour of Hamburg (Germany). The fire was
extinguished by 5 fire-fighting boats and 296 firefighters after about
16 hours. Only 500 meters from the burning ship the opening church
service of church days was held with 35,000 people in the heart of the
1,800,000 citizens town. Nobody have been warned or evacuated.

Two weeks later an answer from the federal state parliament showed
it was loaded with about 8.9 t fissile uraniumhexafluoride and 11.6 t
fissile uraniumoxide or fuel rods beside 180 t Ethanol, about 3.8 t
cartridges for weapons 2.6 t solid propellant and much more dangerous
goods. The fire burned 70 new cars in the body of the ship, so some
endangered containers right on the top were cleared in hurry during
fire-fighting operations. The UF6 came probably from USA with
destination Uranium Enrichment Facility Almelo (Netherlands). The
uraniumoxide was supposed to be delivered to France.

Learn more:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Fire_on_vessel_at_Hamburg


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14. Western Australia's first uranium mine - a bad deal but not a
    done deal - emerging trends in environmental assessment 
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Only weeks after the Western Australia State election - when a pro
nuclear Liberal party was returned to Government, Federal Environment
Minister Tony Burke gave conditional approval for WA's first uranium
mine - Toro's Wiluna uranium mine proposal.

http://ccwa.org.au/blogs/was-first-uranium-mine-bad-deal-not-done-deal-emerging-trends-environmental-assessment#.UX59AILMrWs


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15. Thuggish arrests of activists and journalists at Chernobyl
    anniversary march in Minsk, Belarus
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Still bent on plowing ahead with the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant,
Minsk remains intolerant of any opposition to the project – even on
the day commemorating the Chernobyl disaster, when protesters taking
part in a sanctioned rally against the construction ran into often
violent scrapes with government security services and blockades and
detentions of environmentalists and reporters.

The spate of detentions and reports of police brutality signaled
another – though unexpected – ratcheting up of official repression
after 2,000 people took to the streets in the Belarusian capital on
the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe on April 26 in a
demonstration called Chernobyl March 2013.

See the full story and nice pictures:
http://www.bellona.org/articles/articles_2013/belarus_npp_crackdown


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16. Upcoming events
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(just an extract, tell us your events for the next newsletter)
more events: http://upcoming.nuclear-heritage.net

We have a new overview of events on our website. There is now a new
category with the nuclear lobby's events. Another category for EU
process events on atomic policy is planned, too. Please feel invited
to send us your local and international events for this website!


21/07/13-23/08/13: "Reclaim Power Tour – Energiekämpfe in Bewegung
                   bringen!" action bike tour starting in Leipzig (D)
31/07/13 10.30 AM: bike tour along the Castor road route from
                   Marktplatz in Lüchow to Gorleben (D)
01/08/13-11/08/13: "Case Pyhäjoki" - artistic reflections on nuclear
                   influence in Pyhäjoki (FIN)
02/08/13-04/08/13: fasten action against nuclear weapons at
                   Bundeskanzler*innenamt in Berlin (D)
05/08/13-12/08/13: Anti-nuclear weapons camp next to the roundabout
                   traffic in front of the air base's main gate in
                   Büchel (D)
06/08/13-09/08/13: Joint Anglo-French Fast Action Against Nuclear
                   Weapons 2013 at the Burghfield nuclear base (UK)
                   and at the Eiffel Tower in Paris (F)
24/08/13-25/08/13: 24 hours resistance marathon around the atomic
                   complex in Gorleben (D)
25/08/13-31/08/13: direct action training near Vilnius (LT)
26/08/13:          AWE Burghfield Summer Disarmament Camp at Atomic
                   Weapons Establishment in Burghfield (UK)
29/08/13-11/09/13: Energy turn camp in the Basel region (CH)
31/08/13 11 AM:    Nuclear waste conference in Kassel (D)
14/09/13-15/09/13: excursion to the Temelín NPP (CZ)
14/09/13:          rally against conditioning of nuclear waste in
                   Duisburg (D)
14/09/13 at 2 PM:  Close Cattenom NPP rally at Place de la Réplublique
                   in Metz (F)
26/09/13-29/09/13: uranium film festival in Munich (D)
30/09/13:          Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) meeting on
                   SKB's research activities on the final disposal of
                   nuclear waste in Stockholm (S)
02/10/13 8 AM:     SKB Stockholm Talks: international conference on
                   Swedish, Finnish and French attempts final
                   repositories for high level nuclear waste in
                   Stockholm (S)
14/10/13-16/10/13: European Commission EURADWASTE '13 conference in
                   Vilnius (LT)
18/10/13-20/10/13: Anti-nuclear autumn conference of the German
                   anti-nuclear movement in Hamburg (D)
11/11/13-13/11/13: InSOTEC second Stakeholder Seminar in Berlin (D)
20/11/13-21/11/13: Nuclear Waste Council: International Symposium on
                   the engineered barriers in the repository for spent
                   nuclear fuel in Stockholm (S)
12/12/2013:        Global Action Day Against Nuclear Power 2013
06/02/14-07/02/14: Long-term Performance of Engineered Barrier Systems
                   (PEBS) at BGR in Hannover (D)
2014:              Probably Castor transport of high level radioactive
                   waste from Sellafield (UK) and of intermediate
                   level radioactive waste from La Hague (F) to
                   Gorleben (D) and protests
01/01/15-30/04/15: (estimated) main hearing on the Environmental Court
                   on SKB's application to build KBS3 final nuclear
                   waste repository at District Court in Nacka (S)


http://castor.de/php/termine/termine.php
http://casepyhajoki.info
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Joint_Anglo-French_Fast_Action_Against_Nuclear_Weapons_2013
http://castor.de/php/termine/termine.php
http://eyfa.org/network_news/call_for_participants_for_direct_action_training_august_25_31_near_vilnius_lithuania
https://www.facebook.com/events/273648866107828/
http://www.energiewendefestival.ch
http://www.atommuellkonferenz.de
http://www.antiatom-buendnis-niederrhein.de/?page_id=96
http://www.uraniumfilmfestival.org/index.php/de/programm/muenchen-2013
http://www.nonuclear.se/en/kalender/2013fud
http://www.nonuclear.se/en/kalender/stockholm20131002skb
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/euratom-fission/fisa-euradwaste-2013_en.html
http://www.nonuclear.se/en/kalender/insotec_sem2_2013
http://www.nonuclear.se/en/kalender/stockholm20131120-21karnavfallsradet
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Global_Action_Day_Against_Nuclear_Power_2013
http://www.nonuclear.se/en/kalender/kbshuvudforhandling2012
http://www.greenkids.de/europas-atomerbe/index.php/Gorleben_Castor_Resistance_in_Germany_2014


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17. About NukeNews
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The NukeNews are a multilingual newsletter system of the Nuclear
Heritage Network and are supposed to reflect the activities, topics
and struggles of anti-nuclear activists connected through this
international community. The messages are written and translated by
activists, additionally to their usual anti-nuclear activities. No
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possible. The newsletter aims to inform and update as well activists
as the interested audience.

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