The letter arises from concerns raised by the Dutch city Bergen op Zoom, which is located less than 20 kilometres from the nuclear power plant Doel in Belgium, but has no legal rights regarding the life time extension of this nuclear plant. Many towns and cities around Europe are in the same position.

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One of the most memorable lectures I have attended was a talk by 93-year-old Joseph Rotblat, entitled “Preservation of Life in a Nuclear Age”. Professor Rotblat was a Polish-born British physicist who had worked on nuclear fission and the Manhattan Project. He was the only scientist to quit the project on moral grounds, once it was clear that Nazi Germany was not a nuclear threat. He had subsequently campaigned for nuclear disarmament and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995 together with the Pugwash Conferences.

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The Year 2017 for Global Nuclear Power in a nutshell: 4 reactor startups (12 less than scheduled), 3 shutdowns, 4 construction starts, 2 abandoned constructions, bankruptcy of Westinghouse, bailout and breakup of AREVA, significant financial and economic pressure on nuclear operators. Five new reactors entered long-term outage, and 3 were restarted. Globally, 405 reactors operating (1 less than a year ago), 52 under construction (3 less).

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Lecture by prof. Robert Jacobs, as part of the 75th anniversary of the first sustained nuclear chain-reaction experiment, CP-1, held as part of the Physics Colloquium of the University of Chicago on 26 October 2017. This experiment, conducted at Stagg Field at UC on 2 December 1942, midwifed both nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons. This lecture explores how the culture of competence among nuclear scientists and health physicists created a sense of mastery over nuclear technology. This culture facilitated the dismissal of health impacts from internalized radiation (fallout), and also the belief that humans can competently manage the storage of spent nuclear fuel for millennia.

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Environmental activist and remand prisoner S Mugilan began an indefinite fast at the Palayamkottai Central Prison, on Monday, demanding withdrawal of all pending cases against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KKNPP) protesters and those booked for opposing or condemning the state and central governments on various issues.

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Nuclear weapons are not weapons of war and self-destructive, says Datuk Dr Ronald McCoy, the founder of Nobel Peace Prize-winning anti-nuclear group ICAN. Dr McCoy, a former Victoria Institution student was speaking at a press conference after the launch of the school’s 125th anniversary celebration.

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