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0. Preface
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Welcome to the 5th issue of the NukeNews! This is the biggest edition
we had ever since we started the multilingual newsletter system in
summer 2011. After a call for help with translation we sent out a
month ago some new translators joined the NukeNews team. However, we
still urgently need translation support in future into Russian,
Finnish and French. If you can help or know people who could, please
connect us!

This issue gives an impression of activities and atomic topics of
anti-nuclear activists connected through the Nuclear Heritage Network
in many regions of the world. We are happy to cover in future even
more of your activities and project - just send us your news by
August 12 - the deadline for the 6th NukeNews.


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Outline of the current NukeNews issue #5
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0.  Preface
1.  2010 Castor blockade activists charged - solidarity wanted
2.  Deadline to apply for participation in the Anti-nuclear Sailing
    Trip
3.  UK: The big six energy bash
4.  France: Hunger strike to protest against nukes
5.  June 30th in Manchester: A Campaign Planning Day for Activists
6.  FIN: Stop Sokli! Save Santa´s home
7.  University Controlled by Nuclear Industry
8.  Dumping on Traditional Owners: the ugly face of Australian racism
9.  1978 atomic accident at Jülich experimental reactor
10. Australian uranium fuelled the Fukushima disaster
11. Walkatjurra Walkabout - Walking for Country
12. Reclaim Hinkley - Mass Act of Civil disobedience
13. Dutch Royal Family goes nuclear
14. France: Camp against High Voltage Power Lines 22-24 June
15. Nuclear power is not a good business anymore
16. Special report: Management of spent fuel and radioactive waste
17. UK: No to Keekle Head nuclear low level landfill dump
18. Rock Solid? - High level nuclear waste in Cumbria
19. When the water flows - a graphic novel
20. 101 Uses for a Nuclear Power Station - Use No 39 Uplifting the
    Land with Radioactive Gases
21. Rosatom continues dangerous experiments at nuclear power stations
22. Lithuania's agreement with Hitachi criticized
23. Stop Kola Nuclear Power Plant!
24. Petition against state guaranteed prices for nuclear power
25. Lessons from Fukushima tour in the Czech Republic
26. BBC documentary: Inside the Meltdown
27. Temelín 3+4 - EIA-process with more than 22.000 objections from
    Austria
28. Austria: Federal government wants to get the country nuclear free
29. Public money needed to make construction of NPP financially
    feasible?
30. International Committée on Nuclear Justice
31. Participation in Visaginas NPP project bad for Eesti Energia and
    Latvenergo
32. Anti-nuclear summer camp and gathering in Germany
33. Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP)
34. Upcoming events
35. About NukeNews


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1.  2010 Castor blockade activists charged - solidarity wanted
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The 2010 Castor transport from La Hague (F) to Gorleben (D) was one of
the most expensive shipments of atomic waste in history and gathered
more creative resistance than ever. One of the successful actions was
the lock-on blockade on the Castor tracks in Dalle. Three activists
had locked themselves to the tracks and delayed the transport for some
three hours. In March criminal cases had been filed against them. The
activists are now faced with high costs for the lawsuits and lawyers.
Your donations and solidarity are needed!

http://www.greenkids.de/europas-atomerbe/index.php/Castor_2010_-_Dalle_lock-on_blockade


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2.  Deadline to apply for participation in the Anti-nuclear Sailing
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As the capacities of the sailing boat are limited, we ask activists
and interested people being willing to join the anti-nuclear sailing
trip from Stockholm to Greifswald (August 26 - September 9) to apply
for participation until June 24. Around July 1, we will inform who can
participate on the boat.
We want to make sure that a balanced number of people from different
countries can join the action as well as a well balanced gender
composition. At the same time with the boat trip we will have a bike
tour on land. People can bicycle all the time if they like, and it is
a good possibility to join the tour even if the boat is crowded
already. There will be possibilities to switch between boat and bike.

The preliminary schedule and more information is available now:
http://www.greenkids.de/europas-atomerbe/index.php/Anti-nuclear_Sailing_Trip_across_the_Baltic_Sea


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3.  UK: The big six energy bash
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Kick Nuclear and friends, dressed up as Nuclear Grim Reapers and
Liquidators, joined hundreds of environmental and social justice
activists at The Big Six Energy Bash in central London, targeting EDF
and the other energy fat cat corporations at the UK Energy Summit.

The action, led by the Climate Justice Collective targeted the UK
Energy Summit, taking place at the Grange Hotel St Paul's in the City
of London, to highlight the role of the major energy companies in
creating fuel poverty, exacerbating climate change and suppressing
clean, affordable and democratic alternatives to the existing
profit-orientated, corporate-controlled energy system.

Read more:
http://stopnuclearpoweruk.net/content/nuclear-grim-reapers-and-liquidators-join-big-six-energy-bash


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4.  France: Hunger strike to protest against nukes
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Demand that the new President, the new government and parliamentary
candidates  in France enter into negotiation of a Convention to
eliminate all nuclear weapons. This issue is on the international
agenda, it must be put to the French people: "Do you agree that France
is participating with other States concerned to the complete
elimination of nuclear weapons under mutual control and strict and
effective international measures?" For the referendum that will allow
us to decide it democratically, Jean-Marie Matagne, 68, president of
ACDN, entered into a hunger strike 15 May , 2012. 

The French people has never been consulted on the issue of nuclear
weapons, weapons of crimes against humanity in his name and built with
subsidies - 300 billion euros, and this continues.

Find out more:
http://www.acdn.net


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5.  June 30th in Manchester: A Campaign Planning Day for Activists
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This meeting has been organised to learn about the success of
campaigns in other countries, and of many environmental campaigns here
in the UK, and how they can be sustained. We want to build on the most
effective ways of campaigning and draw upon the skills and
understandings of ‘Occupy’ and ‘Plane Stupid’ and other groups. This
is a planning meeting for a future campaigners’ event later in the
year designed to strengthen the movement, in a similar way to the
Yokahama conference in February 2012 brought thousands of activists
together in Japan.

https://we.riseup.net/assets/95874/Nuclear%20campaigners%2030th%20June%20flyer_pdf.pdf


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6.  FIN: Stop Sokli! Save Santa´s home
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Enabled by the poor and old-fashioned Finnish Mining Law companies
have attacked the virgin and uniquely beautiful Finnish nature,
wherever the bedrock happens to contain uranium. Now even Santa Claus
is disturbed by Yara´s plans for the nearby Sokli phosphorus and
uranium  mine. Please send polite letters of concern about the  Sokli
mine and in general about the effect of the attack of uranium mining
companies to Finland`s nature and tourism.

President Sauli Niinistö: presidentti@tpk.fi
Prime Minister Katainen: jyrki.katainen@eduskunta.fi
MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen: sirpa.pietikainen@europarl.europa.eu

Finland map:
http://www.greenkids.de/europas-atomerbe/index.php/Image:Uranium_industry_in_Finland_2012-02_-_Laplands_People_Against_Uranium_Power.jpg

Read the whole story:
http://www.greenkids.de/europas-atomerbe/index.php/A_nature_catastrophy_is_being_prepared_in_Eastern_Lapland


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7.  University Controlled by Nuclear Industry
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The University of Saskatchewan in Canada is being taken over by Cameco
and its nuclear sycophants in the provincial government. The
government allocated $30 million to start a nuclear research centre at
the university yet they’ve starved other programs. Language programs
have been cut and the sociology department is under-funded to the
point that some students will not be able to graduate on schedule.
Historian D’Arcy Hande explains the situation in an excellent article
in Briarpatch Magazine.

http://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/follow-the-yellowcake-road


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8.  Dumping on Traditional Owners: the ugly face of Australian racism
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The nuclear industry has been responsible for some of the crudest
racism in Australia's history. This racism dates from the British
nuclear bomb tests in the 1950s but it can still be seen today. A
toxic trade-off of basic services for a radioactive waste dump has
been part of this story from the start. Governments have
systematically stripped back resources for remote Aboriginal
communities, placing increased pressure on them to accept projects
like the radioactive waste dump. The situation is scarcely any better
than it was in the 1950s when the British were exploding nuclear bombs
on Aboriginal land.  

Read the whole story:
http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3919296.html


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9.  1978 atomic accident at Jülich experimental reactor
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In 1978 there was a heavy atomic accident in the experimental nuclear
reactor in Jülich, West Germany. The most radioactively contaminated
former atomic facility in Germany has to be disposed of. The plans for
this are absurd. 

152 CASTOR containers with the old atomic fuel elements are supposed
to be transported to Ahaus, North Germany without actual need. Jülich
is place of location in research and development for URENCO,
enrichment of uranium and production of nuclear fuel elements
worldwide. But resistance is rising!

An information event on the topic will take place June 28, 2012 at
7.30 PM  at ALTE FEUERWACHE, Melchiorstr. 3, Köln (Cologne), Germany.

German website and contact:
antiatomplenumkoeln at gmx.de
http://antiatomplenum.blogsport.de/


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10. Australian uranium fuelled the Fukushima disaster
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Australian uranium was used in the Fukushima reactors. The mining
companies won't acknowledge that fact - instead they hide behind bogus
claims of 'commercial confidentiality' and 'security'. But the truth
is out. The Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office
acknowledged in October that: "We can confirm that Australian
obligated nuclear material was at the Fukushima Daiichi site and in
each of the reactors - maybe five out of six, or it could have been
all of them".       

Read the whole story:
http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/australian-uranium-fuelled-the-fukushima-disaster


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11. Walkatjurra Walkabout - Walking for Country
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This walkabout is a celebration of Wangkatja country, a testament to
the strength of the community who have fought to stop uranium mining
at Yeelirrie for over forty years, and a chance to come together to
continue share our commitment to a sustainable future without nuclear.
It is a chance to reconnect with the land, and to revive the tradition
of walking for country.

more info at http://walkingforcountry.com


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12. Reclaim Hinkley - Mass Act of Civil disobedience
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International Callout: On Monday October 8th we invite you join us in
an act of mass civil disobedience as we trespass on the development
site of the proposed Hinkley C.

Learn more:
http://www.greenkids.de/europas-atomerbe/index.php/Reclaim_Hinkley_-_Mass_Act_of_Civil_Disobedience


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13. Dutch Royal Family goes nuclear
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On June 7 Willem-Alexander, the to-be King of the Netherlands, and
eldest son of current Queen Beatrix, will open a new production
facility of the Urenco uranium enrichment plant in Almelo,
Netherlands. Dutch anti-nuclear groups will start a letter-writing
campaign to urge Willem-Alexander not to do so. On several occasions
he has openly declared himself reluctant to the further use of nuclear
energy and a great supporter of renewables (sun and wind explicitly).
Its therefor a shame that he will now be involved in a clear
pro-nuclear propaganda activity.

contact: wiseamster at antenna.nl


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14. France: Camp against High Voltage Power Lines 22-24 June
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Since December 2011, the pylon construction sites have started and
with them the violence of the state and RTE (forced signatures,
destruction work employed legally or not, etc.). Given this situation,
many individuals have decided that the time has come to do direct
action to try and stop this "steamroller". They are calling on each
and everyone of you out there to participate with the means that you
deem appropriate, to interfere with the progression of the sites. The
reasons we are forced into these practices is that popular opposition
to this project has, since the project has begun, been met only with
contempt and arrogance on the part of the state and RTE. Everyone will
understand that there was nothing to expect from these institutions.
It is only by organising ourselves with our ways that we can curb the
omnipotence of the state.

Call out in French:
http://valognesstopcastor.noblogs.org/1087


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15. Nuclear power is not a good business anymore
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Recent news show nuclear power is not a good business anymore. After
Fukushima accident, more projects have been cancelled around the
world, but Finland seems to go on with new nuclear plants.

The Fennovoima project may have problems in financing, experts say.
The biggest shareholder, E.On (34%) has already stepped aside from all
nuclear projects and says it will concentrate on renewables. Small
investors might have problems if the construction starts. Plant prices
have risen about 100% from the beginning of the project. Making profit
with new nuclear means electicity prices must rise.

Read the whole story:
http://www.greenkids.de/europas-atomerbe/index.php/Nuclear_power_is_not_a_good_business_anymore


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16. Special report: Management of spent fuel and radioactive waste
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Since the beginning of nuclear power the claim is that there will be a
solution for nuclear waste soon. But as the authors of "Management of
spent fuel and radioactive waste. State of affair, a worldwide
overview" describe, non of the  34 countries with spent fuel
(reprocessed or not) from nuclear power reactors have a final disposal
facility, be it in deep geological formations or (near) surface. A
very large majority of those countries are not even close. Some
postpone the need for final disposal by long term interim storage of
up to 100 years; and other countries use (the future option of)
reprocessing as an alibi for postponing that decision.

Read the whole story:
http://www.greenkids.de/europas-atomerbe/index.php/Special_report:_Management_of_spent_fuel_and_radioactive_waste


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17. UK: No to Keekle Head nuclear low level landfill dump
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Cumbrian Councillor Brenda Grey said it was “wrong to open up new sites
and contaminate new ground. All nuclear sites should keep their own waste
on site. We should lobby government to have the law changed back so it
(Low Level Nuclear Waste) cannot go into landfill”

Read more:
http://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/cumbria-county-council-unaminuous-no-to-nuke-landfill-in-keekle-head/
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/nuclear-dump-bid-firm-set-to-appeal-cumbria-council-s-refusal-1.951825?referrerPath=news


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18. Rock Solid? - High level nuclear waste in Cumbria
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Turkeys don't vote for Christmas but this is what West Cumbria may be
about to do. A trap has been set deliberately in London to make Cumbria,
Copeland and Allerdale councils overturn the Nirex Inquiry findings by
arguing exactly the opposite of what they said at the inquiry more than
fifteen years ago. There will be no turning back: if they want to pull
out in the future, they will have to find new evidence to justify
another U-turn.

A lecture by Dr. Helen Wallace on this topic is part of the series of
events alongside the exhibition 'Rock Solid?' Expo at Kendal Museum.

Read more:
http://www.kendalmuseum.org.uk/news-12-01-23-rock-solid.php
http://virtual-lancaster.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/rock-solid-expo-set-to-challenge.html


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19. When the water flows - a graphic novel
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This graphic novel tells the story of retired Lakeland farmers, Tom,
Ellen and collie dog ‘Blue.’ A government quango called ‘Managing
Radioactive Wastes Safely’ sets out with careful orchestration to
seduce Tom and Ellen with promises of unlimited money and persuasive
reassurances in return for ‘volunteering’ their homeland as a nuclear
sacrifice zone.

http://wildartbooks.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/when-the-water-flows/


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20. 101 Uses for a Nuclear Power Station - Use No 39 Uplifting the
    Land with Radioactive Gases
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The government quango 'Managing Radioactive Wastes Safely' are
promoting Cumbria/The Lake District as the national geological dump
for nuclear wastes. Professor Stuart Haszeldine has said: "Emplacement
of hot wastes will force rock to expand, with the strong probability
that new fractures will be created. The fractures can allow
radioactive gas to rapidly leak to the surface. Land users and housing
at the land surface will be uplifted."

http://101-uses-for-a-nuclear-power-station.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/use-no-39-uplifting-land-with.html


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21. Rosatom continues dangerous experiments at nuclear power stations
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During antinuclear rallies at Chernobyl day in Russia activists
demanded to stop the experiments and shut down 11 Chernobyl-tupe
reactors. Antinuclear rallies took place in Moscow, Murmansk, Nizhny
Novgorod, Chelyabinsk and other places in Russia.

Activists demanded to stop the most dangerous "experiments" of the
Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom. These are:
- operation of 11 extremly dangerous Chernobyl-type reactors
  RBMK-1000
- lifetime extension of 18 reactors, including 7 Chernobyl-type
  RBMK-1000
- increasing of thermal capacity of VVER reactors
- construction of new experimental type reactors VVER-1200 and
  SVBR-100

Acitvists demanded to cancel these experiments and to relocate
governmental efforts and money to support renewable energy.


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22. Lithuania's agreement with Hitachi criticized
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Visaginas nuclear power plant (NPP) project would not be profitable.
This is one of the reasons, why Lithuanian Green Party urges the
Parliament not to approve the Concession Agreement with Japanese
company Hitachi. The reasons were set out in Lithuanian Green Party's
statement, prepared in cooperation with Lithuanian Energy Consultants
Association and Green Policy Institute.

Read more:
http://www.greenkids.de/europas-atomerbe/index.php/Lithuania%27s_agreement_with_Hitachi_criticized


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23. Stop Kola Nuclear Power Plant!
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Nature and Youth (Young Friends of the Earth Norway) and one of our
sister organizations in Russia, Priroda i Molodezh, have since
February this year had an ongoing petition for the closure of an old
and dangerous nuclear power plant in the North-West of Russia. Three
out of the four reactors at Kola NPP are operating beyond the 30-year
recomended lifetime, which makes it even more risky not to shut it
down.

If you also want to support our campaign and learn more about Kola
NPP, visit to our website (www.stopkolanpp.com) and sign the petition.
Please make sure to share the link on facebook and/or twitter as well
to make even more people aware of Kola NPP.

More information:
http://www.stopkolanpp.com
http://www.pim.org.ru


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24. Petition against state guaranteed prices for nuclear power
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Upper Austrian regional environment minister Rudi Anschober (Greens)
started a petition aiming at not letting the EU start financing the 
nuclear lobby by supporting a state financed minimum price level for the 
in NPP produced electricity, as was proposed by nuke hardliner states 
like Great Britain and the Czech Republic. This petition can be signed 
on-line also from abroad.

See here: 
http://openpetition.de/petition/online/nein-zur-subvention-von-atomstrom


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25. Lessons from Fukushima tour in the Czech Republic
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Jan Beránek from Greenpeace International undertook an information tour
in the Czech Republic, where he gave first-hand insights, in what he had 
heard and seen in Japan, having visited this country, which has now, 
after having been target of nuclear bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 
1945 to cope with another nuclear disaster after the meltdown in
Fukushima. People have been left dying in hospitals, evacuations were 
made into regions more affected by radioactive fall outs than  were the 
people´s homes, simply because of special wind conditions, that had not 
been calculated.

There is a complete booklet about the "Lessons from Fukushima" available 
in English with an abstract planned in Slovak.

see also:
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/publications/Campaign-reports/Nuclear-reports/Lessons-from-Fukushima/


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26. BBC documentary: Inside the Meltdown
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A year after the disaster of Fukushima (March 2011) the BBC film "Inside
the meltdown" documents the drama, which will influence Japan still for 
decades to come, so drastically, that other similar films, made some 
years ago, might seem unreal. Reality, including the fact, that 
politicians are helpless facing such a tragedy, has left behind fiction 
by far.

see here the whole film:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwBELPtVUCA


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27. Temelín 3+4 - EIA-process with more than 22.000 objections from
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The Czech Republic is planning to built another 2 reactor blocs at the
NPP site of Temelín and possibly another one at the Moravian site of
Dukovany. The technical documentation of the project is lacking some 
important details, including questions of reactor parameters. Still 
there are thousands of pages to be studied, and questions to be asked. 
Austrian NGOs collected within a very short period of time more than 
22.000 signatures from people claiming their rights as citizens of a 
neighbour country. Since the whole EIA-process however seems to be on
a vague basis, some NGOs might in the end think of boycotting the
process fearing, that it will only be a public presentation of the new
NPP-Project and hidden PR für the biggest utility of the country ČEZ.


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28. Austria: Federal government wants to get the country nuclear free
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After consultations with NGOs (e.g. www.global2000.at/site/en) the
Austrian federal government tries to get the country´s power system
nuke free by a mixture of incentives and transparency. Austria does
not have a nuclear reactor for producing electricity (after a
referendum of 5.11.1978 they even have forbidden it in their
constitution), but is nevertheless importing around 4 % of its
electricity consumption coming from foreign NPPs. It is a
government-encouraged voluntary attempt to bring the rest of nuclear
power out of the country´s power system, since it would probably not
be possibly to simply forbid nuclear power as commodity as such. It
remains to be seen, if this approach will work. Austrian economics
minister Reinhold Mitterlehner (Concervatives) puts much hope also
into the continued change of the German energetic system, away from
NPPs towards renewables.

more here: http://www.oekonews.at/index.php?mdoc_id=1069876


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29. Public money needed to make construction of NPP financially
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The controversial Temelín NPP respectively company ČEZ (mainly state
owned) are awaiting the first bids for constructing the planned blocs 
3+4. There seem to be three interested firms, among them Russian 
Atomstrojexport/OKB Gidropress, French Areva and American
Westinghouse, who all offer possibilities for Czech companies to take
part. Technical details of the planned reactors are not yet specified,
which underlines other uncertainties of the project. Since the stock
price of electricity is - as result of the worldwide
financial+economical crises with around 50 € per MWh instead of the
necessary at least 60 € too low, ČEZ is trying to find willing
co-investors and even suggested, a guaranteed price system for nuclear
power, where the state would take over any financial losses - similar
to the system used in the introduction phase of the renewable energy
sources. ČEZ director David Beneš used as argument also, that in
England they reportedly have a similar system, where the state
guarantees a minimum price for the produced nuclear power. Funny, if
one of the most capitalistic countries in the world wants to kick out
market dynamics from the nuke business, isn´t it?

see also: 
http://www.praguepost.com/business/12706-temelin-nuclear-tender-deadline-looms.html


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30. International Committée on Nuclear Justice
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International Committée on Nuclear Justice (ICNJ), with scientific
secretary Pr Chris Busby, are starting Nuclear Justice process opening
up the issue of the EURATOM Basic Safety Standards Directive 
reassessment focusing on the Radiation Risk model used by the 
governments all over the world. The currently used ICRP model is the
cause to the tragical underestimation of the risks in Japan,
Fukushima. 

The European Commission and the Member State Competent Authorities by
law have to re-open the issue of EURATOM Justification if there is new
evidence that their original justification was faulty. Since 1996, the
European Committée on Radiation Risk (ECRR) has published 2 much more
reliable risk models that are now recommended by eminent radiation
experts all over the world. It is about time to challenge the
Radiation Risk models of ICRP and ECRR to get a pan European scrutiny.

For any questions or help email Ditta Rietuma bsr@euradcom.org


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31. Participation in Visaginas NPP project bad for Eesti Energia and
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Credit rating agency “Moody's Investors Service” have issued a report
stating that Estonia's and Latvia's participation in Visaginas NPP
project might negatively affect both countries' energy companies'
credit ratings.

More information:
http://www.bne.eu/story3584/Lithuanias_slow_slow_quick_quick_slow_nuclear_foxtrot


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32. Anti-nuclear summer camp and gathering in Germany
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You are invited to five days of workshops and presentations,
skill-sharing and networking, excursions and public events in Döbeln,
Middle Saxony. It will be a chance to meet activists and interested
people from several regions across Europe to share experiences and
ideas with each other and network for mutual projects and actions.

Everyone is welcome to offer workshops or presentations on topics they
are working with. Please feel invited to talk about your current
struggles, upcoming campaigns and actions. The gathering also aims to
share our skills together in the fields of action, campaigning,
investigating etc. It would be wonderful if you have issues you want
to bring up.

Camp dates: July 30 - August 3, 2012

Learn more:
http://www.greenkids.de/europas-atomerbe/index.php/International_Anti-nuclear_Network_Meeting_in_D%C3%B6beln


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33. Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP)
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The construction of the NPP is completed and commissioning put on hold
due to the anti-nuclear protests by the locals and PMANE (People's
Movement Against Nuclear Energy is situated in Koodankulam in the
southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu).

An Inter-Governmental Agreement on the project was signed on November 
20, 1988 by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Soviet President Mikhail
Gorbachev, for the construction of two reactors. The project remained
in limbo for a decade due to the political and economic upheaval in
Russia after the post-1991 Soviet breakup.

Since the plant was conceived in the mid-1980s, People's Movement 
Against Nuclear Energy was opposing the plant for about 25 years.
Construction eventually began in 1997. The cost was estimated to be
US$ 3 billion in 2001. A small port became operational in Kudankulam
in 2004. This port was established to receive barges carrying over
sized light water reactor equipment from ships anchored at a distance
of 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi). Until 2004 materials had to be brought in
via road from the port of Tuticorin, risking damage during
transportation. 

The protests have been intensified during the last months with mass 
protests and different activities including Gandhi-inspired 
fast-campaigns cumulating end of March 2012. After around 10 days of
fasting the soul of the protests, Mr. S P Udayakumar stopped fasting,
after his friends had begged him and the government had signalled some
kind of compromise.

Before however there was heavy discrimination against the activists, 
like charges of waging war against India, the observation of 77 foreign 
NGOs and the claim, that the local resistance would be financed from 
abroad. There was even one german citizen (Rainer Hermann Sonntag) 
expelled from the country as being behind the protests, which are 
however organized by thousands of locals closely cooperating with Mr. 
S P Udayakumar whose home had been raided by the police, after having
interrupted his fast.

The protest are surely not over yet and a globalization of the debate
would be important right now!


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34. Upcoming events
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(just an extract, tell us your events for the next newsletter)

14/08/11-13/08/12: Gorleben 365 blockade campaign (D)
2012:              Protests against the CASTOR transports from Jülich
                   to Ahaus (D)
22/06/12-24/06/12: Camp against high voltage power lines for French
                   NPPs (F)
22/06/12-24/06/12: Tour de Fessenheim (F)
28/06/12-14/07/12: 2nd International Uranium Film Festival for a
                   global Nuclear-Free Future in Rio de Janeiro
                   (Brazil)
23/07/12-29/07/12: Anti-nuclear Camp in Lubiatowo (PL)
Summer 2012:       Walk for a Nuclear Free Future from Saskatchewan to
                   Montreal (CA)
30/07/12-03/08/12: International Anti-nuclear Camp and Network
                   Gathering in Döbeln (D)
06/08/12-13/08/12: Olkiluoto protest camp and blockade (FIN)
12/08/12-19/08/12: Lausitz Climate and Energy Camp in Jänschwalde (D)
20/08/12-14/09/12: WALKATJURRA WALKABOUT from Yeelirrie - Leonora
                   (AUS)
26/08/12-09/09/12: Anti-nuclear Sailing Tour from Stockholm (SE) to
                   Greifswald (D)
29/09/12:          International Action Day to shut down nuclear
                   industry
19/10/12-23/10/12: Reclaim Hinkley - Mass Act of Civil Disobedience
                   (UK)
09/12/12-12/12/12: European Nuclear Conference of the nuclear industry
                   in Manchester (UK)


http://www.gorleben365.de
http://www.greenkids.de/europas-atomerbe/index.php/Nuclear_Waste_Transport_to_Ahaus
http://valognesstopcastor.noblogs.org/1087
http://www.antiatomfreiburg.de/aktuelles.html#TdF
http://www.uraniumfilmfestival.org
http://eyfa.org/activities/projects2/anti_nuclear_camp
http://footprints.footprintsforpeace.net/nffcampaign/NFF2011.htm
http://www.greenkids.de/europas-atomerbe/index.php/International_Anti-nuclear_Network_Meeting_in_D%C3%B6beln
http://olkiluotoblockade.info
http://www.lausitzcamp.info/
http://walkingforcountry.com/
http://www.greenkids.de/europas-atomerbe/index.php/Anti-nuclear_Sailing_Trip_across_the_Baltic_Sea
http://www.greenkids.de/europas-atomerbe/index.php/Reclaim_Hinkley_-_Mass_Act_of_Civil_Disobedience
http://www.euronuclear.org/events/enc/enc2012/index.htm


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