LET’S SHOW THEM ALL: DON’T NUKE THE CLIMATE!...

Team DNTC, 01. Dec. 2019

JOIN THE ANTINUCLEAR PRESENCE

IN THE CLIMATE HUMAN CHAIN IN BRUSSELS, CAPITAL OF A COUNTRY THEATENED BY A POSSIBLE LENGTHENING OF OLD NUCLEAR POWER UNITS IN TIHANGE AND DOEL. LET’S SHOW THEM ALL: DON’T NUKE THE CLIMATE!... START: BRUSSELS, SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER, 13h, BRUSSELS CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION.

Hello to all, Some weeks ago we were together in Lingen, demonstrating against the dubious German “Atomausstieg”, which is leaving Lingen and Gronau untouched. In this way Germany strongly helps neighbouring and other countries to continue their nuclear power stations, but also nuclear military plans, as proven by the delivery of 19,75% enriched uranium to the United States. And what is worse, it facilitates and even encourages these neighbouring countries to lengthen their old nuclear power plants, by producing the needed enriched uranium in Gronau, and the fuel rods in LIngen. This is what we experience in Belgium at this moment, and even more in the Flemish part of it. The new Flemish Government is led by the NVA, a right wing nationalist and ultra-liberal party, defending the continuation of some reactors of Doel and Tihange, and leaving the possibility open to allow new NPP’s to be built. At this moment, their point is not retaken by the whole Flemish government. But nuclear power is national (federal) right. After the last elections in May, no new Federal Government is formed yet. But NVA might play a pivotal role in its formation… with the possibility that the continuation of old, and installation of new NPP’s will come onto the negotiation table again. They fulfil the wish of the nuclear lobby, like Electrabel, who made a proposition to the (next) government, to lengthen the lifetime of three (yes, 3!) reactors with 20 years (yes, twenty years!). This includes the old reactors Doel 4 and Tihange 3. But also the very old reactor Tihange 1. They justify the lengthening with 20 years, in order to be able to better spread the amortization of the needed investments to lengthen the old reactors. Through which they admit that nuclear power from old reactors is getting more and more costly… are they preparing to demand subventions or guaranteed too high prices?... If they succeed, Gronau and Lingen will be guaranteed to produce 20 years longer for Doel and Tihange, which means the shutting down of these two industries in Gronau and Lingen will become much more difficult. Worse even, NVA even prepares to (more than) consider new NPP’s, condemning us to accept enrichment and fuel rod installations as well! IT IS CLEAR, OUR STRUGGLE IS ALSO YOURS! AND YOUR STRUGGLE IS ALSO OURS! WE ARE BOUND BY THIS MORBID PLANS OF MORBID BELGIAN, GERMAN, AND OTHERS POLICIES. WE NEED TO DO EVERYTHING TO STOP THESE RETROGRADE ENTERPRISES AND POLITICIANS TO REALISE THEIR PLANS! On Sunday 8 December 2019, in the midst of the COP 25, highly influenced by the IAEA (see for example the scenario’s in the IPCC report AR5…), there will be a human chain in Brussels from the climate movement. Goal is to symbolise and criticise the stand-still (hence the symbolic “standstill”- human chain) of the Belgian climate and energy policy, and of some influential retrograde industrials and their politicians who abuse the climate crisis to present nuclear as part of the solution, in place as part of the problem. We would like to invite you to join the Belgian and neighbouring countries clear and assertive antinuclear presence in this human chain. Please ask your companions and your supporters to come with a lot of people to Brussels on the 8th of December. Against the factual international union of nuclear enterprises and their politicians, we need a strong international antinuclear fist against their morbid nuclear plans.