Chernobyl Day Event - Saturday 26th April 1pm
In The Peace Garden
(Back of St.Georges Hall)
Liz Gould - GREENPEACE
Frank Kennedy – FRIENDS OF THE EARTH
Speaker TBA - CHILDREN OF CHERNOBYL
Gerry Poole - CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
Plus stalls from the above organisations
And Music from
“THAT DRUM THING”
Merseyside CND - www.mcnd.org.uk
E-Mail: email@example.com -
Tel: 0151-702-6974 -
Address: 52 Mt. Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5SD.
1: The Merseyside Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament will mark the 22nd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in The Peace Garden, St.Johns Gardens (Back of St.Georges Hall) on Saturday 26th April at 1pm. Speakers will recall the toxic legacy of the explosion and subsequent radioactive fallout that caused widespread contamination and disease throughout the former Soviet Union and Europe.
2: In the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear power explosion and fire in the Ukraine in 1986, radioactive rain fell over the next few days in a wide arc across Northern Europe, including Scandinavia and then Scotland, North Wales and Cumbria. North Wales is over 1000 miles from Chernobyl.
3: Kate Hudson, Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, said, “The disaster at Chernobyl proves beyond doubt that nuclear power is not worth the risk. We may never know how many people died as a result, but the effects of Chernobyl are still quite clear even thousands of miles away in Britain. It is still not safe for humans to eat sheep from the parts of Wales most heavily hit by radioactive fallout. There continues to be a 30 kilometre exclusion zone around Chernobyl because of the deadly levels of radiation still present in the area closest to the plant.”
4: Ms Hudson continued, “Nuclear power is inherently dangerous and we must halt any plans for new nuclear power stations in the UK. We need a safe, genuinely sustainable, global and green solution to our energy needs. A combination of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures which are safe, effective and proven technologies are available now. The government must live up to its Kyoto agreements and invest in sustainable clean solutions to climate change.”