Atomic Threats In The Baltic Sea Region/Exhibition and info tour

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An exhibition and info tour will take place in European countries from October 1, 2014 until February 2015 to raise awareness about the nuclear threats to the Baltic Sea, people and environment, to educate on atomic impacts and to empower activists in their struggles against nuclear power.

The concrete preparation for the ATOMIC BALTIC - Exhibition and Info Tour started during the networking activities for the project in January 2014 in Finland, Russia and Lithuania. First discussions on contents and goals took place during the 4th working meeting of the ATOMIC BALTIC network/project.

General description / announcement of the information events

This preliminary announcement of the info events was used for the preparation of specific venues.

The Baltic Sea is one of the most radioactively polluted seas in the world due to a minimal water exchange with the Atlantic Ocean. Chernobyl accident, nuclear weapon tests and reprocessing plants were the biggest polluters in the past, while these days a number of so-called "civil" atomic facilities are releasing big amounts of radionuclides contaminating the sea. Several governments in the watershed of the Baltic Sea are intending to increase the radioactive pollution of the region when they are pushing new uranium mines, waste repositories and nuclear reactors. Until today more than 60 atomic facilities have been in operation or are supposed to be started.

Water makes the communities in the watershed of the Baltic Sea close neighbours - even though some of them are more than 1,000 kilometers away. Seven countries are affected: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. In addition, Russia, Germany and Belarus partly share the Baltic Sea watershed. The Baltic Sea is not only important as food source for millions of people, but also an important recreation area for many more - and it is a transport medium for poisonous emissions from more these than 60 atomic facilities discharging pollutants to water and air. Thus, the Baltic Sea is connecting needs and interests of human populations of a wide area forming an unique community.

The lecture is supposed to raise awareness on the threats posed by nuclear power around the Baltic Sea. It will introduce the topic and offer more detailed information on specific plants. Additionally an impression of anti-nuclear movements in the Baltic Sea region can be provided.

The English and German ATOMIC BALTIC presentation slides are provided on this website.

Confirmed events

  1. info event in Warsaw (PL) - January 22, 2015
  2. info event in Gdańsk (PL) - January 23, 2015
  3. info event in Mielno (PL) - January 26, 2015

Proposed events

  1. Belarus
  2. Jena (D)
  3. Kaunas (LT)
  4. Leipzig (D)
  5. info event in Loviisa (FIN) - beginning of December 2014
  6. Magdeburg (D)
  7. info event and exhibition in Murmansk (RUS) - around December 20th, 2014
  8. Riga (LV)
  9. Rostock (D)
  10. Oulu (FIN)
  11. info event in St. Petersburg (RUS)
  12. Tallinn (EST)
  13. Tampere (FIN)
  14. info event and exhibition in Vaasa (FIN)
  15. Vilnius (LT)
  16. Rostock (D)

Past events

  1. info event at De Pepper, Overtoom 301, in Amsterdam (NL) - October 1, 2014 at 6.30 PM
  2. info event at Bürgerinitiative Bürgerwache in Bielefeld (D) - October 9, 2014 at 7.30 PM
  3. exhibition and info event (vernissage) at Café Courage, Bahnhofstr. 56, in Döbeln (D) - October 18, 2014 - November 9, 2014) (poster | media release)
  4. info event at JuzI in Göttingen (D) - December 2, 2014 at 9 PM
  5. info event at Luonto-Liitto, Annankatu 26 A, 5. floor, in Helsinki (FIN) - January 15, 2015 at 6 PM (poster)
  6. info event at Turku-sali, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, in Turku (FIN) - January 16, 2015 at 7 PM (poster)