On the Saturday 17th June the first anti-nuclear power conference in 30 years, No Need for Nuclear: The Renewables are Here was held at Conway Hall in central London, hosted by CND. Academics, MPs and industry representatives spoke at the meeting which started with a video message from Caroline Lucas MP, representing Parliamentary CND in New York at negotiations on a nuclear ban treaty (below).
The danger that nuclear power poses to the general population
Those present heard about government sponsored investigations into the radiation related illness and cancers experienced by those that lived close to power plants. Despite the investigation known as KiKK which concluded that living near nuclear power plants was harmless, this finding was discredited as incidents of child leukaemia and other forms of cancers have risen by as much as 120% within 5km of power plants – when a plant is performing efficiently.
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