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*   NukeNews n° 8 - Service d'information antinucléaire    *
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SORRY! Not all parts of this newsletter have been translated into
French, as we didn't have enough translation support. Please help us
to change this! Tell us if you can help with translation of the
NukeNews into French!

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0.  Preface
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In this NukeNews edition we cover some upcoming and ongoing campaigns
and actions people of our network are involved to in 2013. Besides,
there are some news on atomic projects in countries like Canada, Czech
Republic or France, protests against transports of nuclear waste, etc.

This spring the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster and the
27th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe take place, accompanied
by many events, actions and mass demonstrations all over the world.
The nuclear catastrophe in Japan is still going on, radiation
permanently gets released, authorities and nuclear industry don't know
how to deal with the radioactive threat, and some reactor is still a
risk of further disasters. Not only that - even more than a quarter of
a century after the huge explosion in the Chernobyl reactor no. 4
still more people get sick, peaks of new diseases caused or fostered
by the nuclear accident occur. - No end is in sight. We were not able
to really compose an overview of the remembrance and wake up events
taking place this year, but anyway many activists with the Nuclear
Heritage Network are busy on organizing and campaigning in this field,
too.

As the next NukeNews will be published in spring, this will be a great
chance to promote summer events of yours - like camps, actions,
conferences... Please write us about your plans to spread the word
with this newsletter!


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Outline of the current NukeNews issue #8
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0.  Preface
1.  The Nuclear Age in Quebec is Over
2.  Joint Anglo-French Fast Action Against Nuclear Weapons 2013
3.  Cameco-Areva-Pinehouse Collaboration Agreement to Silence
    Resistance
4.  UK Energy Bill campaign - No to Nuclear Subsidies
5.  9 mars 2013: encerclons les lieux de pouvoir pour reprendre en
    main les décisions sur l'énergie!
6.  Activities and struggles on Forsmark NPP, Sweden
7.  Atomic train derailment in France
8.  Saw against saw at power line construction
9.  Brochure "The Critical Question/Die Kernfrage" also translated
    into Czech and Slovenian language
10. CASTOR transport from Italy to La Hague
11. Czech Ministry agrees on two new reactor blocks in Temelín
12. Appeal trial against anti-CASTOR protesters in Caen (F)
13. Indian Relay Hunger strikes since 18/12/2012 against planned GE
    NPP
14. Japanese financial support for Visaginas NPP was a rumour
15. Upcoming events
16. About NukeNews


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1.  The Nuclear Age in Quebec is Over
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The last commercial nuclear reactor in the Canadian province
Gentilly-2 was finally shut-down on December 28, 2012. After
an announcement in 2008 to refurbish the plant for some 1.9 Billion
Canadian Dollars and plans for operation until 2040, the operator
had to give up these nuclear dreams in October 2012 for economic
reasons. A celebration of this event took place on the day of closure
in Montréal.

Québec will be truly out of the nuclear age only when we achieve a
permanent moratorium on uranium mining, as has been done in two other
provinces - Nova Scotia and British Columbia! (Gordon Edwards)


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2.  Joint Anglo-French Fast Action Against Nuclear Weapons 2013
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A 4 day fast in sorrow at the destruction caused by the US nuclear
bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that caused the deaths of hundreds
of thousands of civilians and destroyed these 2 cities in 1945.  
A joint Anglo-French fast in protest against the Aldermaston-Valduc
Treaty on the development of nuclear warhead technology for the next
50 years.

Still 20.000 nukes, 2000 on high alert status. 75% of countries at the
UN General Assembly in December 2012 voted in favour of a Convention
to eliminate nuclear weapons. France and the UK voted against.
"Humanitarian disarmament" is a priority! Abolish Nuclear Weapons!
Yes, we can, more, we must!

Learn more:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Joint_Anglo-French_Fast_Action_Against_Nuclear_Weapons_2013


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3.  Cameco-Areva-Pinehouse Collaboration Agreement to Silence
    Resistance
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On December 12, 2012 the Saskatchewan village of Pinehouse signed a
Collaboration Agreement with the uranium mining companies Areva and
Cameco promising jobs and money in exchange for keeping silent in
public criticism on these companies activities. The terms of the
agreement include:
"Pinehouse is expected to fully support Cameco/Areva’s mining".
"Pinehouse will support Cameco/Areva’s Existing Operations,"
"Pinehouse will support Cameco/Areva’s Proposed Projects" and will
"Support Cameco/Areva’s Future Operations".
"Pinehouse promises to: Not make statements or say things in public or
to any government, business agency that opposes Cameco/Areva’s mining
operations." 
Pinehouse promises to: "Make reasonable efforts to ensure Pinehouse
members do not say or do anything that interferes with or delays
Cameco/Areva’s mining, or do or say anything that is not consistent
with Pinehouse’s promises under the Collaboration Agreement."

A group of northerners from Pinehouse, Beauval, English River First
Nation and Canoe Lake First Nation has just secured a lawyer that is
working on a court injunction to stop the implementation of this
agreement. "Anyone can add their name, including organizations and
groups."  - The Saskatchewan "Committee for Future Generations" asks
to support the residents of Pinehouse fighting the Cameco/Areva
Collaboration Agreement.

Learn more:
http://committeeforfuturegenerations.wordpress.com/take-action/


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4.  UK Energy Bill campaign - No to Nuclear Subsidies
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The Kick Nuclear campaign continues against nuclear subsidies in the
Energy Bill, which is currently working its way through Parliament.
Future leafleting sessions are in the pipeline, and we are working
closely with Climate Bloc to organise a demo and rally in Parliament
Square on the evening of the third reading of the Bill. The date is as
yet unknown, but it is likely to take place towards the end of
February. We will, of course, keep you posted when we have more
details.

Learn more:
http://kicknuclear.org
http://climatebloc.wordpress.com


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5.  9 mars 2013: encerclons les lieux de pouvoir pour reprendre en
    main les décisions sur l'énergie!
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Le 9 mars 2013, le Réseau "Sortir du nucléaire" organise une grande
chaîne humaine à Paris pour l'arrêt du nucléaire civil et militaire.
Objectif: traverser la capitale et encercler les lieux où se
prennent, sans l'avis des citoyens les décisions sur le nucléaire et
l'énergie, pour montrer que nous voulons reprendre en main notre
avenir! On attend des dizaines de milliers de personnes et nos voisins
européens sont vivement invités à venir nous rejoindre.

http://www.chainehumaine.org


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6.  Activities and struggles on Forsmark NPP, Sweden
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In Halloween time we wanted to take a long walk with lanterns to
Forsmark nuclear power plant. Afterwards we wanted to have meeting in
the church in Forsmark to light candles for the victims of nuclear
disasters. The priest had agreed three weeks on beforehand but three
days before the event he changed his mind. He spread the rumor we were
terrorists. We quickly arranged to assemble in another place. We were
30 "terrorists" walking in the dark with lanterns. Close to Forsmark
we were met by a bunch of small, wellnourished female securityguards.
We had a discussion but they did not give in so we stood there in some
quiet minutes in prayer for the victims.

To women went away and made an oldfashioned warning "kulning". That is
a kind of very high song, without words that were used in the places
in the mountains, where women stayed with their cattle in summertime.
Then we walked back to the church and had a silent meeting in protest
outside it. Also with kulning and a song. Then we took the buses to a
place, where we were welcome and listened to two young musicians and a
speech and had something to eat.

Later on we had a meeting with the priest and to men from the nuclear
power plant to discuss the situation with power plants, though the
priest Lars-Åke Palm wanted to discuss "What kind of society we should
have". The discussion goes on also in newspapers about where the
church stands.

Monica Dahlby, Uppsala
for FMKK (the peoples campaign against nuclear power plants and
weapons)


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7.  Atomic train derailment in France
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On January 20th a nuclear AREVA train jumped the rails in southern
France. It was loaded with uranium oxide (U3O8), the destination was
probably a uranium enrichment facility of URENCO in Germany or the
Netherlands. Another possible destination could be also the temporary
repository COVRA. AREVA refused to provide information about the
intention of the shipment.

The train crashed shortly after leaving the Tricastin nuclear complex
at 5.30 PM. An inappropriate switch is supposed to be responsible for
the derailment of the train. As usually "no radiation has been
released". The accident occured not with maximum speed. Thus, it could
have been worse.

Later, when the railway labor union SUDRAIL published photos of the
derailed freight cars, AREVA admitted a CASTOR container with high
level radioactive waste to be involved in the accident. Due to the
incident, another CASTOR had to wait at the railway station for
several hours. The destination of both CASTOR containers was the La
Hague reprocessing unit (France).

Learn more:
http://blog.eichhoernchen.fr/post/Kurzmeldung-Atomtransport-entgleist-in-Frankreich


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8.  Saw against saw at power line construction
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In Le Chefresne now the chain saw massacre of the La Bévinière forest
for the construction of power lines particularly for atomic power
stations has started. Following the call for decentralized actions
in reaction of the felling some power line masts became victim of saw
actions, too.

Close to the construction site in Montabot a house was bought to build
up a resistance center there.

Learn more:
http://antitht.noblogs.org/


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9.  Brochure "The Critical Question/Die Kernfrage" also translated
    into Czech and Slovenian language
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The very well written brochure "The Critical Question", edited 2009 by
the NGO "Women in Europe for a common future" was available in German,
English and French already. This publication gives a comprehensive
insight into the important areas of the nuclear industry with critical
examples from around the world. Both translations (into Czech and
Slovene) were part of a project of the NGO "Sonne+Freiheit", which was
financially supported by the Upper Austrian regional government, where
the greens are participating in a coalition government. Both
publications will be obtainable also online through the website of the
Austrian-Czech-NGO http://www.slunceasvoboda.eu/

learn more:
http://www.wecf.eu/english/publications/2009/kernbuch.php


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10. CASTOR transport from Italy to La Hague
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In January, a CASTOR transport with high level radioactive waste took
place from Italy to the La Hague reprocessing unit in France. Anti-
nuclear activists had announced protests and blockades - as they had
taken place several times already in the past. Fearing these protests,
the transport's route had been changed on short notice. Only anti-
nuclear activists informed the public; authorities and nuclear
industry did not.

Learn more:
http://champagne-ardenne.france3.fr/2013/01/15/passage-d-un-convoi-de-dechets-radioactifs-dans-la-marne-181363.html


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11. Czech Ministry agrees on two new reactor blocks in Temelín
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The Czech Environmental Ministry has given its OK to the planned
building of two new nuclear blocks at the already existing location of
NPP Temelín. Thousands of comments by Czech and foreign NGOs and
citizens were put aside, basic questions of a formally incorrect
EIA-process have not been answered, like: which reactor types will be
used (AP1000 from Westinghouse, EPR from Areva or MIR.1200 from
Rosatom), what to do with the nuclear waste and who will be paying for
the dismanteling and secondary investments like new roads and the
necessary grid improvements.

Besides that it is quite uncommon, that a leading person from the side
of the investor (mainly state owned company ČEZ), Mr. Ivo Hlaváč, is
changing his job to become vice ministry exactly for the period, when
the investment project of his former company is being scrutinized by
the Environment Ministry, his new employer. In the meanwhile he has
returned back to his former company ČEZ. Czech NGOs like Calla and
Jihočeské matky (Southern Bohemian mothers) now try to use legal means
in order to bring this badly prepared project to an end.

Edvard Sequens, Calla
http://www.calla.cz/index.php?lang=eng/


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12. Appeal trial against anti-CASTOR protesters in Caen (F)
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They stopped the CASTOR transport to Germany in 2010 with a lock-on
action in Caen. They were injured seriously when police tried to
remove them from the tracks: third-degree burns, necessary skin
grafting, tendons cut or burned by police, etc. The trials against
police had been abandoned, while the victims again are faced with the
courts.

It will be the appeal trial, because the district attorney's office
says 30,000 EUR fine and suspended sentences would not be strict
enough. The appeal trial takes place on March 4, 2013 in Caen.

Learn more:
https://ganva.noblogs.org/post/2013/01/21/castor-2010-proces-en-appel-des-7-du-ganva-le-lundi-4-mars-2013/


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13. Indian Relay Hunger strikes since 18/12/2012 against planned GE
    NPP
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The people of Kovvada village in the South Eastern Indian state of
Andrha Pradesh, along with people from surrounding villages have sat
on a Relay Hunger Strike since 18th December 2012 and will be shortly
completing 50 days of Relay Hunger Strike against the proposed
Nuclear Power Park which is being constructed by GE.

read more:
http://www.dianuke.org/kovvada-update-50-days-of-hunger-strike-against-proposed-ge-reactors/


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14. Japanese financial support for Visaginas NPP was a rumour
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Rumours that Japan’s Ministry of Finance and the Japan Bank for
International Cooperation (JBIC) will give an export credit for
Visaginas NPP in Lithuania have been denied. The officials from the
Ministry and JBIC confirmed to Japanese NGOs that there are no
negotiations on the project. Even if Hitachi would apply for the
money, there is little chance they would get it, because it does not
meet environmental and social criteria set for such projects. To start
with, implementation of the project would be counter the results of
the referendum, held in October 2012, where majority of voters said
"No" to new NPP in Lithuania. Meanwhile, following the referendum,
Lithuanian Parliament ordered Lithuanian Government to develop "a
cost-optimal and consumer-friendly strategy for provision of
electricity" till May 15th, 2013.

Read the investigative report here:
http://www.bellona.org/articles/articles_2013/hitachi_still_seeks_backing


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


2013:              Protests against the CASTOR transports from Jülich
                   to Ahaus (D)
09/03/13 at 12 PM: Fukushima commemoration national march and rally in
                   London (UK)
09/03/13:          Protests on Fukushima anniversary at the uranium
                   enrichment facility in Gronau, at the Gundremmingen
                   NPP and Grohnde NPP (D)
09/03/13 at 11 AM: Human chain on Fukushima anniversary in Freiburg
                   (D)
09/03/13:          human chain to encircle the nuclear decision makers
                   in Paris (F)
10/03/13 at 2 PM:  Rally against the Tihange NPP in Huy (B)
12/03/13-13/03/13: Joint event on public participation in decision
                   making in the nuclear domain in Luxembourg
13/03/13-15/03/13: Nuclear industry's ETRAP 2013 - 5th International
                   Conference on Education and Training in
                   Radiological Protection in Vienna (A)
29/03/13-07/04/13: Radioactive Exposure Tour from Melbourne to
                   Adelaide (AUS)
09/04/13-10/04/13: International conference: "Energiewende – Think
                   European!" at Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Berlin (D)
15/04/13-26/04/13: Anti-nuclear Walk for Life in the nuclear heartland
                   of Europe (Alpes de Haute Provence, Gard,
                   Bouches-du-Rhône, Vaucluse) (F)
26/04/13-28/04/13: Atomic Ciné film festival at Andorra in Helsinki
                   (FIN)
29/05/13-04/06/13: 3rd International Uranium Film Festival for a
                   Global Nuclear-Free Future in Rio de Janeiro (BR)
12/06/13-15/06/13: Uranium Exposium in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (CDN)
summer 2013:       Walk For A Nuclear Free Future from Minnesota to
                   Buffalo (USA)
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)
14/10/13-16/10/13: European Commission EURADWASTE '13 conference in
                   Vilnius (LT)
11/11/13-13/11/13: InSOTEC second Stakeholder Seminar in Berlin (D)
12/12/2013:        Global Action Day Against Nuclear Power 2013
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


http://www.greenkids.de/europas-atomerbe/index.php/Nuclear_Waste_Transport_to_Ahaus
http://www.fukushima2013.com/
http://www.contratom.de/2012/12/18/aufruf-zu-protest-zwei-jahre-fukushima-atomanlagen-abschalten/
https://www.facebook.com/events/465363570190270/
http://chainehumaine.org/
http://www.stop-tihange.org/
http://www.unece.org/ppdm_nuclear.html
http://www.etrap2013.org/
http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/issues/oz/radtour
http://www.boell.de/calendar/VA-viewevt-de.aspx?evtid=12394
http://coordination-antinucleaire-sudest.net/2012/index.php?post/2012/11/14/Du-15-au-26-avril-2013-:-Marche-antinucl%C3%A9aire-pour-la-vie-et-l-arr%C3%AAt-imm%C3%A9diat/inconditionnel/d%C3%A9finitif-du-nucl%C3%A9aire
http://atomic-cine.org/
http://www.nonuclear.se/en/kalender/Intl_Uranium_Film_Festival_2013
https://sites.google.com/site/cleangreensaskca/Home/huesss-campaign/Uranium%20Exposium.jpg?attredirects=0
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Walk_For_A_Nuclear_Free_Future_2011-2015/Minnesota-Buffalo
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Joint_Anglo-French_Fast_Action_Against_Nuclear_Weapons_2013
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/euratom-fission/fisa-euradwaste-2013_en.html
http://www.nonuclear.se/en/kalender/insotec_sem2_2013
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Global_Action_Day_Against_Nuclear_Power_2013
http://www.greenkids.de/europas-atomerbe/index.php/Gorleben_Castor_Resistance_in_Germany_2014


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16. 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
one is paid for that work, as we want to provide resources like this
information system to the anti-nuclear struggle as independent as
possible. The newsletter aims to inform and update as well activists
as the interested audience.

Your contributions to the next issue of the NukeNews are welcome.
Send them via email to news AT NukeNews.nuclear-heritage.net . It
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including a concise headline and an optional link to a webpage
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NukeNews will be 28th of April, 2013.

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