See the programme of talks by Earthlife Africa and CANE to commemorate 25 Years since Chernobyl and help to improve understanding about the risks and costs of Nuclear Energy. We can not afford to be apathetic – the stakes are high – our and our children’s future. The Fukushima Nuclear disaster in Japan is CLEAR proof to me that we can not build guaranteed safe Nuclear power plants. The staggering construction and decommission costs would be better spent in the labour intensive alternative energy market. This would return power to the people literally and figuratively, instead of burdening us and future generations with the huge financial and environmental costs of high risk, centralized nuclear power generation.
- · 18th April – (12:00pm to 14:00pm – Piersquare with handover at 1:00pm). – A demonstration of concern about the events at Fukushima, a commemoration of the legacy of Chernobyl, a protest against the IRP2 (South Africa’s 20 year electricity plan which includes at least 3 new nuclear power stations) and the submission of statement of solidarity to the Japanese Consul-general in sympathy with their plight.
- · 21st April – (12:45pm to 14:00pm at 6 Spin Street Cape Town) “Investigating South Africa’s nuclear goals” – by Gray Maguire – Earthlife Africa Branch Secretary
- · 21st April – (6:15pm at the Labia) Screening of the documentary “The Nuclear Comeback” with a facilitated discussion afterwards.
UNCLEAR WHAT TO DO WITH THE LONG-TERM WASTE
UNCLEAR WHO WILL COVER THE COSTS OF NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS, EVACUATION PLANNING, INSURANCE SHORT-FALLS, LONG-TERM WASTE STORAGE, DECOMISSIONING AND RELATED SECURITY ISSUES
UNCLEAR HOW MUCH TAX-MONEY GOES INTO SUBSIDISING NUCLEAR POWER
UNCLEAR WHY WE’RE SPENDING OUR TAX MONEY ON SUCH AN EXPENSIVE, DANGEROUS, NON-RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGY, WHEN THERE ARE TRIED, TESTED, SAFE, RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES – WHICH CAN BE UP AND RUNNING IN JUST A FEW YEARS!