We call on the United States to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war by:

  • renouncing the option of using nuclear weapons first
  • ending the sole, unchecked authority of any President to launch a nuclear attack
  • taking US nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert
  • cancelling the plan to replace its entire arsenal with enhanced weapons;
  • actively pursuing a verifiable agreement among nuclear armed states to eliminate their nuclear arsenals

Background
Since the height of the Cold War the U.S .and Russia have dismantled more than 50,000 nuclear warheads, but 15,000 of these weapons still exist and they pose an intolerable risk to human survival. 95% of these weapons are in the hands of the United States and Russia; the rest are held by seven other countries, the United Kingdom, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan and North Korea.

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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced on March 26, 2018 that in February 2017 LaCrosseSolutions had spilled 400 gallons of radioactively contaminated water directly into the Mississippi River. The NRC announcement also noted that there was a risk to public health from the spill, although the way the La Crosse Tribune reported it was: “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there was little risk to public health.”

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Detention and prevention of activists from participating in public meeting on ‘uranium mining impacts’ at Kadapa, Unlawful and Undemocratic. UCIL-BARC must come clean on its operations and ensure that all its activities are subject to strict environmental and legal regulations

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If a nuclear weapon explodes over New Delhi with Pashchim Vihar as its epicentre, there will be 450,306 fatalities and 1,258,004 injuries, claims this interactive online map created by Alex Wellerstein, an historian of nuclear weapons and an Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Mowdud Rahman | It is of course not too late. There is still scope for the government abandon its deceptive strategy and design a people and environment friendly power sector plan. Power sector still can be self-reliant and serve the people’s interest.

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Unit 1 of the Madras Atomic Power Station remains shut down since 30th March 2018, because of a radiation leak, the source of which has not been identified till today. The officials have not found the source of this leak so far. This radiation leak has become an immanent danger to the workers of the power plant and the people who are living around it. Dr.V.Pugazhenthi, a physician living in Sadurangapattinam near Kalpakkam describes this event and the possible consequences of such an event; he also discusses in this video presentation, the means by which this problem could be overcome.

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We interviewed Dr. S P Udayakumar, leader of the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy(PMANE) who is spearheading the anti-nuclear agitation in Koodankulam, about his personal reminiscense of the nuclear accident in Three Miles Island in United states in 1979, its impact on the nuclear debate and the ongoing problems with the Koodankulam nuclear power project.

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