Bi-communal anti-nuclear platform reject new plant

The Cyprus No Nuclear Platform has been calling for a joint struggle against the ongoing construction of the nuclear power plant in Turkey’s Akkuyu region.

The message issued by the Platform stated that 140,000 people died because of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, a total of 200,000 people were affected, and in Nagasaki a total of 150,000 people lost their lives. Radiation fallout from these atomic bombs caused the survivors of the explosion to become ill.

Nuclear weapons continue to be a threat to the world, “the peace that we all yearn for is a little bit more distant with the tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean region which is the most particular flashpoint in the world and peace is becoming just a dream”, the statement said.

Radiation cannot be controlled and it can seriously affect people’s. It will spread death, cancer and birth defects, adversely affect nature; will affect wildlife and vegetation, pollute food and water resources.

Nuclear disarmament and renewable energy sources should be the way forward, the statement said.

North Cyprus News - Akkuyu Nuclear power stationThese, the common dreams that we Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot organisations share for a clean future are therefore united under the Cyprus No Nuclear Platform.

“Our common goal is to raise awareness of the dangers of nuclear energy and to fight together against the ongoing construction of the nuclear power plant in Akkuyu, just 90 km from Girne. We will raise our voices together for the future of our children”, the statement concluded.


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