Peter Weish, Austria
2018 In Salzburg
Peter Weish is something like the father of the Austrian anti-nuclear movement. The studied biologist, chemist and physicist was from 1966 to 1970 employee at the Institute for Radiation Protection in the Seiberstof reactor centre. Since 1969 he has been a declared opponent of nuclear power, and it is largely thanks to him that the Zwentendorf nuclear power plant was built but was shut down shortly before it went into operation and never went on line. He was awarded the honorary prize for his life's work.