WECF at Bali UN Climate Change Conference
Nuclear is not a solution to climate change
30.11.2007 |Sascha Gabizon
WECF is present at the UN Framework Climate Change Conference in Bali with an exhibition "nuclear is not a solution to climate change".
Five WECF network members are present at the UN conference to voice the concerns of the WECF network of the renewed strong push for nuclear energy, which is being promoted as a solution to climate change.
The WECF delegation includes one of the few surviving chernobyl "liquidators", Natalia Mansurova who, as a nuclear expert, was ordered to help with the clean up after the Chernobyl accident.
The WECF delegation also includes the WECF member Svitlana Slesarenok, once a worker in a uranium mining town, nowadays a forerunner for energy saving in highrise buildings in her Ukraine city Odessa.
Sabine Bock, Energy and Climate Change Coordinator at WECF says that experience of the more than 94 member organisations from WECF show the long term negative health effects on local populations living near nuclear production plants or near uranium mines, and the struggle of the victims to obtain any support when they have lost family member or have become too ill to work.
The WECF exhibition focuses on the human population around the Mayak nuclear plan in Russia. Grandchildren of 20 pregnant women who were engaged in the clean up of a serious accident in 1957 suffer health effects which can be traced back to the radiation disease of their grandmothers.
Download the report: Mayak - A 50 Year Tradegy
See the Majak posters....