Uranium from Finland’s Peat Bogs and Tundra? How MAD is that?

Overwintering Snipe

Every year Cumbria’s overwintering birds have travelled from or through Finland’s peat bogs, taiga and tundra. Proposals for ever increasing uranium mining is threatening habitats (and more). The problems of nuclear waste are insurmountable..

More Information here:
http://olkiluotoblockade2012.wordpress.com/english/

“The Olkiluoto Blockade Camp in Eurajoki, western Finland, will bring together people from the anti-nuclear movements in Finland and internationally. The camp will be an opportunity to discuss nuclear power projects, including uranium mining, and to share experiences, skills and tools for struggles against the nuclear energy industry and for encouraging truly sustainable, decentralized forms of energy.

On August 11, Olkiluoto Blockade action day, people are invited to come and block the roads to the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant by civil disobedience. Year 2012 will mark the third annual blockade.

The Olkiluoto power plant consists of two reactors owned by Teollisuuden Voima (TVO). Additionally, TVO and French Areva are currently building a third reactor, which will be the world’s largest and first EPR reactor. Despite the countless problems with the EPR’s construction so far, the Finnish parliament has granted the company a license to build a fourth reactor at the site. Another pioneer project in Olkiluoto is Onkalo (“the Cave”), the world’s first ‘permanent’ underground storage for highly radioactive waste.

Nuclear power cannot solve the climate crises, but rather it feeds the economic system where short term profit-making sacrifices common safety and environmental issues.

While the rest of Europe is phasing out nuclear power after the disaster in Fukushima, the Finnish government is grasping the opportunity to increase nuclear power production in Finland. Join us in action and send a strong message to the state and the industries: you will not turn Finland into a nuclear power reservation! Uranium mining, nuclear power plants and waste disposal projects will be met with growing and determined resistance, on a local and international level.

Get more information, or give your ideas for the program:

olkiluotoblockade [at] riseup.net

olkiluotoblockade2012.wordpress.com

olkiluotoblockade.info

twitter.com: @BlockOlkiluoto

*****You will find information about current events connected to the blockade in the blogpage Tapahtumat/current events

*****Underneath there is some general information and info about the 2011 past action:

Welcome to the Olkiluotoblockade2011 reminiscence meeting in Tampere on Sunday September 11th!

During the evening, we will remember the past and plan for the future of the anti-nuclear activities. You are also welcome to participate even if you haven´t previously participated in the activities and happenings.

Meeting begins at 1pm at kulttuuritalo Telakka, Tullikamarin aukio 3.

Backround:

For about four years, the grassroots antinuclear movement in Finland has experienced a spike in activity. This has been necessary due to the longer and larger push by governments and corporations to promote nukiller power, to commit humanity to a legacy of fatal contamination zones for thousands upon thousands of years, to commit us to acts of genocide against the earth and the all indigenous inhabitants of this world. This has been an urgent, necessary, and natural reaction to this severe threat to our collective survival”.

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