Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Call for action against uranium mining in Finland

Media Release

International Action Day Against Uranium Mining:
Ranua Rescue Action Day With Actions In Several Countries

Helsinki/Magdeburg Activists of the 'Nuclear Heritage Network', a
international network of anti-nuclear activists, call for tomorrow's
international action day against Uranium mining. Following a call for
help of residents of the Finnish community Ranua, activists of the
growing anti-nuclear movement of Finland decided to initiate
solidarity actions. On Thursday in several countries events will take

"Uranium mining takes place on the land of indigenous people - in
Canada several First Nations are concerned, in Australia it happens
to the Aborigines, in Finland to the Saami. Nobody asks the local
people if they agree with the dangerous mining plans of the nuclear
industry, that will destroy the environment. There traditional lands
are broken up, polluted and completely ruined", explains Falk Beyer.
"For Uranium mining large amounts of chemicals and much energy are
used; the nuclear industry releases huge amounts of the climate
harmful CO2. It is clear: nuclear power pollutes the climate."

Cause of the action day are plans of the nuclear company Areva to
mine Uranium in Finnish Lapland. Obviously the company speculated
with low resistance as Finlands North is not populated too much.
Similar to most of the Uranium mining areas in the world also in
Finland indigenous people are concerned: the Saami are the last
indigenous people of Europe. However, the resistance against the
Uranium Mining in Lapland is amazing. It seems that the growing
Finnish anti-nuclear movement becomes stronger because of Areva's
mining plans. At the international 'Nuclear Climate Camp' in Lapland
in July residents of the community of Ranua asked for support for
their resistance. For this reason Finnish anti-nuclear activists
called for the international 'Ranua Rescue Action Day' on August
13th, 2009.

On Thursday actions will take place in several countries to draw
attention to the destructive plans of the nuclear industry, and to
put pressure against the Uranium mining in Ranua and elsewhere.
Actions have already been announced in several cities of Finland and

Every new day operating nuclear power plants causes immense amounts of Uranium ore to be mined. The conventional electricity mixture
usually also contains nuclear power. Everyone who continues buying
conventional electricity takes a part of the responsibility for the
destruction of unique ecosystems and for the exploitation ad
oppression of indigenous people in the areas where Uranium is mined.
The action day shall teach about these connections and sensitize for
a responsible consumption.

Uranium mining usually occures in open pit mines. Thus in Lapland
large pristine wetlands and boreal forests will be cleared, drained
and stripped. Extensiv open pit mines will dig through the vulnerable
ecosystems like huge scars. The traffic system will be multiplied to
develope the area causing massive overdevelopement of the habitats.
Toxic chemicals used in huge extent will not only pollute the
environment locally, but harm further areas being distributed by
ground water and river systems. Large slag heaps of radioactive
materials will permantly threaten human beings and environment.

"Only a small part of the mined Uranium ore can be used. Only 33 tons
of 300,000 tons of mined ore will be sent to the fuel element
production. The rest remains as nuclear waste in slag heaps mostly
directly in the mining areas. Once brought to daylight, the soil
becomes a radioactive threat", says Beyer. "Despite the comparatively
small number of nuclear power plants the nuclear industry runs out
its supplies of fuel. The past daydreams of the everlasting fuel
circle in Fast Breeders and other facilities of the so-called 'Fourth
Generation' has been turned out to be a failure a long time ago.
Nowhere in the world these reactors worked. If the nuclear industry
really wanted to extend their reactor arsenal to a energetic relevant
number, they would soon be out of fuel. New Uranium mines as in
Finnish Ranua shall slow down this trend, but the end foreseeable:
Uranium is an extremely limited resource and no basis for a
long-lasting supply of energy."

Ranua is one of several communities in Northern Finland where the
French nuclear company Areva wants to mine Uranium. As a joint
venture of Areva and the German Siemens company they construct the
world's first EPR reactor in Finland. Until today more than 1,000
faults in the constructions have been registered, the estimated costs
have been multiplied, and the completion is overdue for a long time.
Caused by systematic violations of rules the Finnish authorities in
between had stopped the constructions.

In Ranua more than 4.5 thousands of people are living. The area of
the community has an expanse of some 3,700 square kilometers. About
70 % of the area are wetlands. An uranium mine in Lapland would lead
to all the people who now get their livelihood from berry or mushroom
picking, collecting wild plants, reindeer herding, fishing or
agriculture to lose their source of income. Mining and radioactive
waste in the vulnerable northern nature would also destroy Europe's
largest remaining wilderness areas for forever. In many countries
people and companies are watching Finnish policy on nuclear energy
and uranium mining to see if it starts a new trend on nuclear energy.
So this is not only a local issue but important to all the people in
the world.

Dear editor:
You are warmly invited to point to the action day in your media, and
also to report about it afterwards. With prior consulting we will
provide you with pictures and press report after the action day. We
are also at your disposal for interviews and questions. You will
reach us by e-mail to contact [at] or by telephone
number +44-7624-194877. More background information is provided by
the webpage of the action day:

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Nuclear Heritage Network

c/o Jugend-Umweltbuero
Karl-Schmidt-Str. 4
D-39104 Magdeburg

Tel.: +44 7624 194877

contact [at]

This media release is provided by the "Nuclear Heritage Netzwerk".
This is an international network of anti-nuclear activists. This
informal alliance supports the worldwide anti-nuclear work. The
Nuclear Heritage Network is no label, has no standard opinion and no
representatives. All activists of the network speak for themselves or
for the groups they represent.

Anti-nuclear Camp in Lecce, Italy

Italy – Lecce


In the context of the social and environmental resistance, typical of the popular struggles in Italy, a series of experiences, subjectivities and collectivities emerged in the Autumn of 2008 in opposition to the government project to restart the Civil Nuclear programme.

Although a decade of grassrots struggles and the referendum of 1987 led to the closing of power stations and the nuclear programme, on 2th july 2009 the Camera (italian parliament) approved the “DDL Sviluppo-pacchetto anticrisi” that contains the reopening of nuclear power stations. In the next 6 months, the government will announce the sites, declared of “strategic-military interest”, in order to avoid clashes with Local Authorities: a open declaration of war against the population!

After one year of meetings and public initiatives, that gave birth to the National Anti-Nuclear Coordination health-environment-energy , the Pugliese Coordination is organizing a resistance camp, in August in Salento, convivial days of “pizzica” folk music and dedication to the cause. The Pugliese Coordination was set up in 1985 to fight nuclear installations in Puglia, and other parts of Italy. Already, even before Cernobyl, in 1985, the movement was rejecting the nuclear in Puglia.

The resistance camp will take place from 20th to 23rd of August in the “Masseria Fattezze”, 2km away from Ionio sea/Cesareo seaport: this period also sees the “Notte della Taranta”, that takes place in various parts of Salento, finishing the 22th of August in Melpignano.
We have choosen this site, a well know cultural reference in Salento, because it wont cost to you to enter, but it will cost 5 euros per day and there's a kitchen that will cook tipical salentine food.

The resistance camp will basically focus on nuclear energy and fossil-fuels, but will be also discuss other issues on the autumnal political agenda: the crisis, precariety and incomes, racism, “major-works” from the TAV to the Bridge over the Straits, from motorways to drilling, from incinerators to regassificators, so all that kind of things that are the continuity of a model that has left only death and destruction over the territories.

The camp will also focus on the International situation, particularly on the liberation struggle in Palestine, Kurdistan, Nigeria.

The general programme is:

Thursday 20th August
6:00pm Introduction to the camp, and about current situations
7:30pm International overview

Friday 21th August
6:00pm Crisis: Work, precariety, income
7:30pm Common goods – regional energy plan

Saturday 22nd August
6:00pm Anti-nuclear assembly and energy choices

Sunday 23rd August
6:00pm “Field-trip” on the nuclear selected site, in Avetrana
9:00pm Party with Salentine music

Pugliese Coordination / National Anti-Nuclear Coordination health-environment-energy

boboaprile [at] tiscali [dot] it
tel. 0039368582406

Monday, 10 August 2009

Flotilla against new Bradwell NPP, Essex

From East Anglia Daily Times website:

'Vigil' protest against N-plant

Last updated: 10/08/2009 05:50:00

MEMBERS of a campaign group took to the water in a flotilla to protest about plans to build a nuclear power station on the Essex coast.

The Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group, known as BANNG, organised the event to raise the profile of its campaign against plans to build a new power station close to the site of the old Bradwell reactor, which is currently being decommissioned.

Andy Blowers, BANNG's chairman, said the two-hour sailing “vigil” had been a big success, with 16 boats joining the fleet and dozens of people signing the group's petition.

The boats set sail from Mersea Island - just a short distance across the Blackwater estuary from the power station sites - on Sunday lunchtime, making their way along the shore before heading over to Bradwell itself.

Mr Blowers said the day had proved a big success and helped draw attention to the group's campaign.

He said: “I think we have stirred up public opinion but we are not deliberately alarmist.

“We were drawing attention to the estuary as a beautiful, tranquil place. Bradwell is a pretty awful site for a new nuclear power station. What we're trying to do is to draw public attention to the various elements of the damage that will be caused.”

While many people packed on to the boats making up the flotilla, others were on the beaches at both Mersea Island and Bradwell, collecting signatures for the petition and picnicking.

EDF Energy owns land next to the old Bradwell site, currently being decommissioned by Magnox, and is assessing it for potential new nuclear development.

A spokesman said: “EDF Energy strongly believes that nuclear has a vital role in maintaining UK electricity supplies as a low-carbon generator now and in the future.

“We also believe that Bradwell is one of a number of potential sites across the UK where new nuclear power stations could be built, but only after they have been thoroughly examined through the planning process.

“A major part of this process will include extensive public consultation. Our company respects the right of people to protest in a peaceful and lawful manner.”

Bradwell was built on the edge of a former Second World War airfield and began generating power in 1962 but operations ceased in 2002. Decommissioning of the old site is currently being carried out and will take many more years to complete.

The Government has decided that nuclear energy should have a role to play in the future and Bradwell is one of the sites nominated for a new build power station.

Copyright © 2009 Archant Regional Ltd

From Gazette website (Colchester and north Essex):

Protest on the water

11:30am Monday 10th August 2009

CAMPAIGNERS battling plans for a new nuclear power station at Bradwell sailed from West Mersea in a peaceful protest yesterday.

A flotilla of boats took to the Blackwater Estuary for the two-hour vigil.

They displayed banners opposing proposals for a new nuclear facility on the Blackwater shoreline.

A demonstration was also held on the beach at Mersea.

The vigil was organized by the Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group.

Spokesman Varrie Blowers said: “We oppose building a new nuclear power station and a highly radioactive waste store at Bradwell.

“This is a departure to what happened there in the past. The waste from the old station was taken up to Sellafield, but waste from the new station has to be stored on site for at least 100 years.”

© Copyright 2001-2009 Newsquest Media Group

See also previous blog entry

Saturday, 8 August 2009

"Musical inspection" in Gorleben, Germany

8th August 09

One day early: With classical music against nuclear power: "Musical inspection" on the site of the fine [sic] storage site in Gorleben

Today at 10:30am 60 musicians from the action group "Lebenslaute", packed with instruments and music stands, climbed the four meter high wall around the site of the planned final storage site in Gorleben (Germany) and began a protest concert with mainly classical music.

The musicians suprised with their action, originally announced for Sunday. With this "musical inspection" the activists protest against the continued operation of nuclear power plants and against the continued exploration of the salt mine in Gorleben for use as a final nuclear storage site.

"The discussion about nuclear power is about the live of coming generations, but the public does not take the danger seriously enough", says Berthold Keunecke, a protestant priest from Herford and one of the spokespersons of Lebenslaute. Today we overcame the fences and walls of Gorleben, to effectlively protest against nuclear technology which is threatening our lives. We want to awaken, provoke, dramatise - and we all, each one of us individually, stand up for this provocation."

"The nuclear lobby wants to continue the work to turn salt dome in Gorleben into a final storage site, although the scandals around the salt mine Asse finally made clear, that Gorleben too is not save", declares Katja Tempel, midwife and Lebenslaute spokesperson from the Wendland. "In the light of the unsolved question of the final storage of nuclear waste, we demand an end to the production of nuclear waste, that is the shutdown of nuclear power stations. The use of renewable energies has to be promoted."

Under the slogan "A-Moll statt A-Müll" (A-minor instead of A(tomic)-waste" a varied and ambitious programme for choir and orchestra is being performed: the works of Georg Philipp Telemann, Willy Burkhard and Fanny Hensel, performed by "Lebenslaute" celebreate the beauty of nature, which is to be preserved. As an accusation and call for urgent action against the deadly dangers of nuclear energy, "Lebenslaute" will perform Heinrich Schütz' Choral „Wie nun ihr Herren, seid ihr stumm" (What now, you men, are you silent), as well as parts of symphony No 101 "Die Uhr" (The clock) by Joseph Haydn and a choir version of "It`s my life" (Bon Jovi). Chamber music in different instrumentations concludes the concert.

"The music is an expression of the energy of different generations. With this, our action fits well into the broad spectrum of creative resistance in the Wendland", explains Katharina Dehlinger, Lebenslaute activist from the county of Paderborn. "It is better that lifely music comes through the walls and fences of the mine in Gorleben, than deadly nuclear radiation. The salt dome in Gorleben is not suitable for a save final storage of nuclear waste. The project has to be abandoned."

With the combination of actions of civil disobedience and mainly classical music the initiative "Lebenslaute" has been raising awareness for wrongs in society for more than 20 years. The initiative includes politically active musicians from all over Germany.

Up-to-date photos (also in printing quality) will soon be available at

Friday, 7 August 2009

Turkey protest against Putin's nuclear peddling


Greenpeace Protests against Putin-Erdoğan Meeting

Environmentalists have warned that the Russian Prime Minister's visit will only lead to the encouragement of nuclear energy.

Ankara - BİA News Center
07 August 2009, Friday

On Thursday, 6 August, two Greenpeace members, Perihan Pulat and Buğra Erol, were taken into police custody after staging a protest against the meeting between Russian and Turkish Prime Ministers Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the Prime Minister's Residence in Ankara.

"No thanks"

They had opened a placard reading "Nuclear? No thanks".

Other members of Greenpeace staged a protest in the Güven Park in the capital city.

"Chernobyl is the proof"

Korol Diker of Greenpeace's Mediterranean Energy Campaign said about the protest "Unsurprisingly, nuclear energy will come from Putin's visit. That is dangerous, expensive and relies on outside countries."

"The nuclear lobby says that nuclear energy is clean and safe. Yes, nuclear energy has been tested and has proven itself as a source of energy. But the place where it proved itself was Chernobyl."

He added, "The unsolved safety issues are not the only problem with nuclear energy. There are also problems of cost, of waste, of limited life spans and the cost of dismantling power stations."

Diker also spoke about the bid for the construction of nuclear power stations. He said, "This illegal bid should have been cancelled long ago. As Erdoğan is insisting on continuing with polluting and expensive nuclear energy, he should not forget that the billions of lira being spent belong to the people."

Nuclear matrushkas

The protesters in Güven Park had prepared Matrushka dolls. Thus, a Putin doll emerged from inside a doll of Erdoğan. When the Putin doll was opened, skulls and nuclear symbols came out.

When they were told to move out of the park, the demonstrators moved to the Milli Müdafaa Street, where they read out a statement:

"Putin has come to Turkey to talk about energy issues, and a bid for nuclear power stations is among the topics of discussion. It is clear who will lose from this bargain." (BÇ/AG)

* This news item used information from and

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Villagers stage Oldbury anti-nuclear protest


Tuesday, August 04, 2009, 07:00

Villagers living near the possible site of a new nuclear power station near Bristol staged a five-hour protest to prevent contractors getting on to the land.

Residents of Shepperdine, near Thornbury, blocked the access road to a field near the existing Oldbury atomic plant until they were finally asked to move by police.

The site is one of a number around the country put forward by the Government as a possible location for one of the new generation of nuclear stations.

Power firm Eon has acquired land at Shepperdine with another company RWE and wants to build a £4-billion station.

The process involved in getting permission will last for many years but as part of the initial site development work, small-scale ground investigation and seismic studies were due to have started yesterday morning on the Shepperdine land to help determine the type and best location for the foundations.

But when contractors from Almondsbury firm Hydrock arrived with lorries, they found their way blocked by the protesters.

About 13 residents occupied the lane leading to a field that has already been turned into a compound.

They said they had two concerns at this stage – whether permission had been given by the British Geological Survey (BGS) for the drilling to take place and whether South Gloucestershire Council had given the all-clear for the compound and parking area to be created.

Protester Reg Illingworth said: "Ultimately, we don't want a new nuclear power station here.

"But this protest is solely about permission for the preliminary work and the compound, which has already been built.

"We want to know if consent has been given and if we see that in writing, then we will stand aside."

At one point, four policemen were at the scene but that was later cut to two.

Acting sergeant Steve Wilson said: "It's a peaceful protest and we are here to ensure it remains that way."

There was also a debate throughout the morning about whether the road being blocked was part of the public highway or privately owned.

When it was confirmed it was a public road, the residents moved aside and the Hydrock lorries went through.

Alan Pinder, of South Gloucestershire Friends of the Earth, was among the demonstrators.

He said: "We want to ensure Eon is going through the proper process.

"You have to do everything by the book if you are going to run a nuclear power station."

Eon spokeswoman Emily Highmore said: "While we respect the right of people to protest, we would like to reassure everyone the ground investigation works and establishment of a contractor's compound have been carried out with the full knowledge of South Gloucestershire Council and the BGS.

"It's still very early days but we're committed to keeping everyone informed of our activities and would urge anyone with any questions or concerns to get in touch."

BGS spokesman Clive Mitchell said the organisation had to be notified about drilling of holes deeper than 30m for water abstraction and mineral exploration but not site investigation.

South Gloucestershire Council spokesman Ryan Skeets said: "The council was made aware of intentions by Eon to carry out some temporary ground investigation works that appear to be covered by permitted development rights and therefore would not require prior planning permission.

"The council will monitor these works to ensure they are being carried out in line with these intentions."

Monday, 3 August 2009

Flotilla / vigil against nuclear power, Bradwell, Essex - Sunday 9 August

From Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group (BANNG):

Sunday, 9th August 2009 - from 14.00 to 16.00 hrs
join a peaceful summer vigil in the Blackwater Estuary

The future of the Blackwater Estuary should concern everyone. Any despoiling of this unique facility will take away the opportunity for its enjoyment for many generations to come.

This does not apply just to “the waterfolk”, but to all who enjoy outdoor pursuits and activities around the Estuary, such as local residents, fishermen, birdwatchers, ramblers and walkers, wildfowlers and for those who just like the “open and peaceful space of the Estuary”.

If we are not vigilant, the Estuary, as we like it, could be irretrievably ruined for the future.

The intention is to attract recreational and commercial users of the estuary and its surroundings to join a PEACEFUL VIGIL at Bradwell in protest against the development of a proposed new nuclear power station (possibly more than one) and the associated high level radioactive waste dump.

Watercraft -

anchor/float about off the beach to include yachts, motorboats, dinghies, kayaks canoes and “whatever” between 14.00 and 16.00 hrs

Show your participation by displaying flags/banners, if afloat - from the rigging – make these up out of old bedsheets or something similar. Just display anything to show your protest!

Walkers, birdwatchers and beachcombers -

make it an outing – bring family and friends and enjoy a picnic or barbecue on the beach in front of the old station.

If you unable to get afloat or visit Bradwell, a group will be meeting for a picnic from 1.30 onwards on West Mersea beach, close to St Peter's Steps, and just a short walk down Coast Road from West Mersea Church. - Don't forget to bring a sunshade if it's a sunny day, especially if you are bringing any children!

DIRECTIONS: If coming by rail and/or bus, the two-hourly West Mersea bus 67 leaves the North Station bus stop from 8.10am onwards on the south side of the bridge. So for example if you get the one which leaves North Station at 12.10pm, Colchester High Street at about 12.15pm, and the bus station at 12.20pm it gets to Mersea near the church at 12.50pm.

Don't forget there are special bargain bus fares on Sundays. The bus returns at 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm and 11pm so you can make a day of it. Cut your carbon footprint and leave your car at home for a change perhaps if you would normally travel by car???

There is free carparking behind the library if there are any spaces, or you can park along various roads including St Peter's Road - go past the church and it's to the right off Coast Road.

We want to highlight:

* Environmental damage to the Estuary foreshore, wildlife, pleasure and commercial fishing and local oyster industries

* Potential restriction on access for recreational use to the Estuary and its foreshore

* Long term on site storage of highly radioactive waste

* Increased health risks to surrounding population resulting from toxic waste and from the lack of long term evacuation plans for the surrounding areas

* Negative Visual impact of the new facility and the retention of the former station

Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group (BANNG)

See also Colchester and north Essex Gazzette:

Bradwell Power Station demo on the water

11:00am Wednesday 29th July 2009

ANTI-nuclear protesters plan to take to the water to object to proposals for a new power station at Bradwell.

The Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group is calling on sailors and fishermen to join them for the protest, on August 9.

Boats will drop anchor at 2pm in the Blackwater Estuary, off the old power station, for a two-hour demonstration.

There will also be gatherings at Monkey Beach, West Mersea and on the beach at Bradwell.

Varrie Blowers, the group’s secretary, said the aim of the protest was to highlight the recreational and commercial uses of the estuary and the way a new power station might affect them.

She said: “It is not clear at the moment what the Government wants from nuclear power.

“We are keen to express our opposition in any way we can. We want boats to display flags and banners from their rigging to make their protest.

“But we also want families to use the beaches, along with birdwatchers and walkers.

“Huge numbers of people would be affected by any new nuclear development, particularly on Mersea, which is only just across the river.”

A recent Government document listed Bradwell as a potential site for one of a new generation of nuclear power stations.

Land next to the former power station has already been bought up by French power firm EDF Energy.

l For more information, visit or call Varrie Blowers on 07932 644482.

International criticism concerning the trade of stocks from nuclear companies is defamed by the CCI

Report on original action here:

Media Release


The Frankfurt (Main) Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CCI) shows
insensibility and a lack of professionalism in handling critics.
International criticism concerning the trade of stocks from nuclear
companies is defamed by the CCI.

Frankfurt (Main). Environmental organizations and activists from the
international ”Nuclear Heritage Network” of anti-nuclear activists
are outraged by the way the Frankfurt (Main) Chamber of Industry and
Commerce handles critics of their trading in nuclear stocks. As the
alliance of activists from more than 10 countries learned recently,
the CCI defamed an action at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange that took
place on this years first trading day, January, 2nd 2009 – the CCI
pressed charges against an activist.

In conjunction with an international seminar, attended by
anti-nuclear activists from France, Finland, Bulgaria, Russia and
Germany, the trade of stocks from nuclear companies and the
encouragement of this dangerous and potentially hazardous technology
was criticized. Activists uncoiled a banner more than 10 meters long
in front of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange stating: ”Nuclear Stocks =
Time-Bomb”. Additionally, a symbolic ”nuclear time-bomb” was handed
to a representative from the stock exchange. The activists demanded
an immediate stop in trading with dangerous shares and an end of all
nuclear projects worldwide. The gathering was properly filed in
advance and received solidary support from merchants that handed out
free drinks to the activists.

On the spot the stock exchange showed professionalism and easily
accepted the present – a nuclear time-bomb constructed from
cardboard. However, it became known that a month and a half later a
criminal proceeding against one of the activists was triggered by the
CCI as owner of the stock market grounds. She is faced with charges
of trespassing for trying to climb the buildings facade without
permission. Although the contended incident happened after the end of
the demonstration, anti-nuclear activists from all over the world
express their solidarity with the concerned person.

”The CCI in cooperation with the Frankfurt police obviously tries to
criminalize an unwanted activist. While on the spot a representative
from the stock exchange exposed professionalism and openness towards
criticism, pressure is now applied on political critics on the crook.
The CCI took more than a month to realize that it felt compromised in
its rights”, is what Falk Beyer, an activist from the ”Nuclear
Heritage Network” states. ”It is obvious, that this is an attempt to
overload a critic with criminal charges to stop his/her political
activism. However, it is not the activist who is criminal, but the
nuclear industry endangering and even destroying the lifes of
countless people with its greed for profit and power. Criminal are
those institutions that profit from the trade in stocks from nuclear
companies. And criminal is the police in repeatedly applying measures
against anti-nuclear activists that have been clearly judged as

Several preliminary proceedings have been launched against the French
climbing activist in the past months. The charges and handling of
others involved suggest that the motive on the side of the police is
not the prosecution of alleged offenses, but rather to muzzle an
obnoxious activist. Regularly, she is being denied legal
representation and an interpreter during proceedings.

”Through the pressing of charges, the CCI shows that it lacks
sensibility and professionalism in handling legitimate criticism.
Instead of dealing with the criticism of nuclear trade at the stock
exchange, the CCI goes on the offensive against critics”, says Beyer.
”The Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the shareholders and organizations
trading there, as well as the CCI that went to action in this case
are jointly responsible for thousands of victims to so called 'low
level radiation' from the ongoing operation of nuclear facilities,
responsible for thousands of victims from nuclear accidents,
responsible for uncounted victims of the polluting and unhealthy
mining of Uranium and the associated deprivation of indigenous
people, and furthermore responsible for the radiant heritage of the
nuclear industry.”

For further information, please contact:
* Falk Beyer, activist of the "Nuclear Heritage Network":
* Cécile Lecomte, attacked activist: +49-163-7342462
* Andrey Ozharovskiy, participant of the action from Russia:
* Bernhard Riepl, Austria/Czech Republic: +42-0775383750

Nuclear Heritage Network

contact [at]