Turkey's first nuclear power plant is due to be connected to the grid soon. We asked Özgür Gürbüz, co-founder of the Turkish environmental protection organization Ekosfer, how the Turkish public perceives the entry into the nuclear age.
Interview: Horst Hamm
When reforming the electricity market in Europe, the EU Council of Ministers decided that new and existing nuclear power plants may be subsidized by the state. Anti-nuclear activists in France are protesting against this decision. They are now hoping that the EU Parliament will stop the plans.
Anthony Lyamunda from Tanzania, Libbe HaLevy from the USA, Cécile Lecomte from France and Malte Göttsche and Irmgard Gietl, both from Germany, were awarded the Nuclear Free Future Award last year. You can meet the award winners in a Zoom meeting.
Almoustapha Alhacen on the situation of uranium mining after the military coup in July 2023.
Interview: Franza Drechsel and Horst Hamm
August 6 marks the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The organization Humanity for Peace calls on anti-nuclear initiatives and peace groups to participate in the worldwide peace action.
Anthony Lyamunda from Tanzania, Libbe HaLevy from the USA, Cécile Lecomte from France and Malte Göttsche and Irmgard Gietl, both from Germany, were awarded the Nuclear Free Future Award last year. The award winners present their work in a short film.
After the German, English, Czech, French and Italian editions, the Nuclear Free Future Foundation, together with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, the environmental foundation Greenpeace and the Turkish NGO Ekosfer, has now also realized a Turkish edition.
The consequences of uranium mining became visible in all their drama for the first time during the so-called "World Uranium Hearing" in Salzburg in 1992. On 13 September 2022, a commemorative event took place in Salzburg. The organisers Claus Biegert and the Leopold Kohr® Academy Salzburg looked back on what had been achieved and at the same time wanted to show what still needs to be done.
We could not have imagined the shelling of nuclear power plants and the open threat to use nuclear weapons a few weeks ago. The war in Ukraine is a terrible reminder that we must continue to work tirelessly to end the nuclear age. Read what the Nuclear Free Future Foundation is doing or has done this year or last year.