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 Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Feachtas um Dhí-armáil Eithneach

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Nuclear power, Radioactivity


Nuclear power

Irish CND opposes nuclear power as civil nuclear power cannot be separated from nuclear weapons.

Europe and the Nuclear Energy Debate is a report to the Irish CND AGM 1998 on a conference held in Vienna.

Under the title "a million Europeans demand the exit of nuclear power", many associations, trade unions and European groups have started a petition campaign. A signature form for Irish people can be printed out.


Irish CND page on Sellafield .

Information on the Wylfa nuclear power station on Wales is available from the Welsh Anti-Nuclear Alliance.


On 26th April 1986 there occurred the massive explosion of the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl in the Ukraine.

Following an appeal for help for children affected by the radioactive contamination of the areas downwind of Chernobyl, received by Irish CND in 1991, the Chernobyl Children's Project was established, which is now a separate organisation .

Facts about the Chernobyl explosion are given on the Project's About Chernobyl page.

For a report on the effects of the Chernobyl explosion, rebutting the WHO/IAEA report of 2005, see The Other Report on Chernobyl, downloadable from the European Greens' website.


Irish CND issued a press release on the nuclear accident at Tokaimura in Japan in November 1999.

General information about nuclear power: - John Bowler's website with up-to-date news and information.

Nuclear power - CND from Britain.

N-BaseNuclear Information Service.

Greenpeace's anti-nuclear site.

Background information to the International Nuclear Power Fact File Poster Campaign of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) German Affiliate, EUROSOLAR (European Association for Renewable Energy) and WISE International (World Information Service on Energy).

World Information Service on Energy & Nuclear Information and Resource Service, an "information and networking center for citizens and environmental organizations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues".

Recent nuclear news - Nuclear-free Future Award.

Uranium processing:

Information on uranium processing is provided by the organisation Reaching Critical Will.

Nuclear power and the environment:

Answers to those who advocate nuclear power as a means of saving the environment are provided by a document called "Is nuclear power the answer to global warming", by Richard Lawson, and a more technical report called "Can nuclear power provide energy for the future; would it solve the CO2-emission problem?", by Jan Willem Storm van Leeuwen and Philip Smith.



The Low Level Radiation Campaign provides information on radioactive contamination of the environment.

An introduction to plutonium is provided (in English) by the Dutch branch of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.


Nuclear waste

Information on plutonium shipments is provided by Greenpeace International.



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