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*     NukeNews #25 - Anti-Nuclear Information Service      *
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0.  Preface
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This will be a short NukeNews issue - the anti-nuclear summer
activities are in full swing! In this release we have some news,
reports and announcements of upcoming actions.

Have a great anti-nuclear summer!


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Outline of the current NukeNews issue #25
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0.  Preface
1.  Good news from South Africa
2.  Challenges the anti-nuclear movement is facing in Sweden
3.  Public hearing on the National Radioactive Waste Management
    Programme
4.  Czech government has approved a new Raw Material Policy - it opens
    the way for uranium mining
5.  The two faces of German Minister of Environment Barbara Hendricks
6.  International Anti-nuclear Summer Camp will start soon
7.  Neckar Castor: protests against first Castor transport by ship
8.  UK: Windscale in October
9.  UK: The DRS Open Day Protest
10. Saint Petersburg: Floating NPP
11. Chain Reaction Tihange short report
12. Upcoming events
13. About NukeNews


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1.  Good news from South Africa
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Definitely good news came from South Africa where a high court ruled
that the inter-governmental agreement with Russian Rosatom is
anti-constitutional. That doesn't mean everything is over as the
government is free to sign another deal if it likes. But it is still a
major blow to Rosatom. Earlier (last year) Vietnam announced it will
not build Russian reactors. We see deals are getting canceled even if
Russians back their deals with some money.

Learn more:
http://echo.msk.ru/blog/ecodefense/1970580-echo/


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2.  Challenges the anti-nuclear movement is facing in Sweden
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There are two major challenges the anti-nuclear movement is facing in
Sweden right now, other than the numerous aspects of the ongoing
struggle:

1) the so-called "main hearing" in the environmental court
("Miljödomstolen" in Swedish) dealing with the Swedish nuclear
industry's application to build a spent fuel repository (the KBS-3
application), currently scheduled to take five weeks in September-
October 2017, and

2) the Sunday March 4, 2018 non-binding referendum in the
municipality of Östhammar on siting of a spent fuel repository at
Forsmark, where the Swedish nuclear industry has applied to build
their KBS-3 facility.

Read the complete article:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Challenges_the_anti-nuclear_movement_is_facing_in_Sweden


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3.  Public hearing on the National Radioactive Waste Management
    Programme
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The Czech Strategic Environmental Assessment process of the update of
the National Programme on Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel
Management has entered its final stage.

Read the complete article:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Public_hearing_on_the_National_Radioactive_Waste_Management_Programme


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4.  Czech government has approved a new Raw Material Policy - it opens
    the way for uranium mining
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Although the parts related to the Brzkov uranium mining proposal were
exempt from the new Czech Raw Material Policy after a public hearing
in February 2017, the policy still causes concern for locals in Brzkov
and other uranium sites regarding uranium mining in the future.

Read the complete article:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Czech_government_has_approved_a_new_Raw_Material_Policy_%E2%80%93_it_opens_the_way_for_uranium_mining


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5.  The two faces of German Minister of Environment Barbara Hendricks
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The German Minister of Environment Barbara Hendricks (SPD) mentioned
during the last two years several times, that the Belgian nuclear
power plants Tihange 2 and Doel 3 are dangerous. In media she
complained about many small fissures in the nuclear reactor
containment, many critical incidents and slack Belgian nuclear
controllership. Hendricks also requested the Belgian government to
close Tihange 2. But she still permits nuclear fuel exports from
Germany to Belgian to fuel the dangerous reactors!

Read the complete article:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/The_two_faces_of_German_Minister_of_Environment_Barbara_Hendricks


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6.  International Anti-nuclear Summer Camp will start soon
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On 17th of July the already announced summer camp will begin in
Döbeln, Germany. Some 60 participants registered from 18 countries, we
will have a number of interesting presentations, lectures, workshops
and some excursions. If you would like to spontaneously participate,
please let us know via email to "summercamp AT nuclear-heritage DOT
net" or via camp mobile phone +49 1578 9165215.

More details:
http://camp2017.nuclear-heritage.net


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7.  Neckar Castor: protests against first Castor transport by ship
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On 28th of June first Castor shipment on Neckar river from Obrigheim
NPP to Neckarwestheim NPP took place - activists organized vigils,
rallies and protest actions, for instance an abseil action from a
bridge across Neckar river stopped the transport for a while. It was
the first time that filled Castor casks were transported by ship.

In total 342 high level radioactive spent fuel elements are supposed
to be moved to an interim site at Neckarwestheim NPP. They will be
assembled to 15 Castor casks, and in one transport three of them will
be shipped. The 2nd transport could start during the International
Anti-nuclear Summer Camp in Döbeln - organizers with the alliance
"Bündnis Neckar castorfrei" expect it to take place at the latest
during the week of 24th of July (after the camp), but it might
actually happen earlier.

Background information in English:
https://www.neckar-castorfrei.de/home/english

Review on protests against this first Neckar Castor:
https://neckar-castorfrei.de/informiert-sein/news-berichte/209-rueckblick


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8.  UK: Windscale in October
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The Windscale fire took place on October 10th 1957. Close Capenhurst
Campaign will be joining with Radiation Free Lakeland and other groups
in the Working Alliance with a series of events to mark the 60th
anniversary of the fire.

Learn more:
http://close-capenhurst.org.uk/?p=745


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9.  UK: The DRS Open Day Protest
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DRS (Direct Rail Services) will be holding their annual open day at
their Kingmoor depot in Carlisle, on Saturday 22nd July 2017. We will
be at holding another protest leafleting session on the day from 10.30
to 14.30. This event is being organised by Close Capenhurst Campaign
in cooperation with Radiation Free Lakeland as a part of Working
Alliance. All of which is being organised by just a few activists.

See:
http://close-capenhurst.org.uk/?p=745


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10. Saint Petersburg: Floating NPP
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In the center of St. Petersburg at the "Baltic Plant", two kilometers
from St. Isaac's Cathedral Rosatom is going to launch an atomic
reactor - to "test" the floating nuclear station "Akademik Lomonosov",
which is done for Chukotka. The inhabitants of St. Petersburg were not
informed. Activists anarchists and ecologist movement took out actions
in order to convey information to the citizens. Meanwhile, the
Norwegian government expressed concern about the transportation of a
floating nuclear reactor from St. Petersburg to Murmansk.

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/%D0%9D%D0%95%D0%A2-%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%BF%D1%83%D1%81%D0%BA%D1%83-%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B0%D0%BA%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2-%D0%BF%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B2%D1%83%D1%87%D0%B5%D0%B9-%D0%90%D0%AD%D0%A1-%D0%B2-%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B1%D1%83%D1%80%D0%B3%D0%B5-655651194625314/


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11. Chain Reaction Tihange short report
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On 25th of June the tri-national 90 km Human Chain Reaction took place
from Tihange via Lüttich and Maastrich to Aachen. With this action
about 50,000 people together hand in hand with the initiators from
Belgium, Netherlands and Germany demanded the immediate closure of the
nuclear reactors Tihange 2 and Doel 3.

Learn more:
https://www.chain-reaction-tihange.eu/de/


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12. Upcoming events
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Feel free to send us your local and international events for the large
upcoming events collection on Nuclear Heritage Network website, and
for this extract in the NukeNews!
http://upcoming.nuclear-heritage.net


13/07/17-23/07/17: Anti-nuclear bike tour from Bure (F) via Chooz (F)
                   and Tihange (B) to Maastricht (NL)
17/07/17-23/07/17: International Anti-nuclear Summer Camp 2017 in
                   Döbeln (D)
22/07/17:          DRS Open Day Protest in Carlisle (UK)
after 24/07/17:    2nd Neckar Castor transport (D)
28/07/17-29/07/17: e-Ventschau benefit open-air for Fukushima and
                   Chernobyl victims in Ventschau (D)
31/07/17-06/08/17: War Starts Here Camp close by the Gefechts-Übungs-
                   Zentrum Altmark (GÜZ) in Potzehne in Colbitz-
                   Letzlinger-Heide (D)
07/08/17-16/08/17: Internationalistic Anti Nuclear Summer Camp and
                   Free Flow Festival in Gedelitz (D)
11/08/17-13/08/17: Festival Les Bure'lesques in Bure (F)
02/11/17-04/11/17: Antinuclear World Social Forum 2017 in Paris (F) 
06/11/17-17/11/17: World Climate Summit and protests in Bonn (D)


https://lehalagedudebat.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/halage-2017-13-au-23-juilet/
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Anti-nuclear_summer_camp_2017
http://close-capenhurst.org.uk/?p=745
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Castor_Resistance_in_Germany_2017
http://e-ventschau.de
http://www.war-starts-here.camp
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Internationalistic_Anti_Nuclear_Summer_Camp_and_Free_Flow_Festival
http://burestop.free.fr/spip/spip.php?article790
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Antinuclear_World_Social_Forum_2017


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13. About NukeNews
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NukeNews is a multilingual newsletter system of the Nuclear Heritage
Network. It reflects 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. The newsletter aims to inform and
update as well activists as the interested audience.

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