No New Nuclear! Peace Boat in London, June 21, 2012
Date: June 21, 2012
Location: Cutty Sark, Greenwich Park

From Hiroshima to Fukushima:
What happened in Japan could happen anywhere

THURSDAY JUNE 21 17.30 – 19.00

Peace Boat is visiting London and joining with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) to create awareness of the humanitarian consequences of nuclear technologies used for weapons and energy.

A public event will be held in beside the Cutty Sark in Greenwich on June 21, starting at 5.30 pm (close to DLR).

Download the flyer here (PDF)

  • Come and hear Japanese drummers and survivors from Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Fukushima.
  • Support our call for all governments to join the 16 countries that are leading the way for multilateral negotiations on a global treaty to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons for everyone.
  • End reliance on nuclear power and invest in sustainable energy.

Did you know?

  • Two nuclear bombs were detonated on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, causing over 120,000 deaths within minutes, from blast, incandescent heat and fires. In the next five years, a further 220,000 died due to radiation sickness, cancers, burns and other atomic bomb related injuries.
  • If 100 Hiroshima-sized nuclear bombs were detonated on cities now, tens of millions could die immediately. Debris and soot would form dust clouds in the atmosphere and cause dramatic loss of light and heat. Global freezing and agricultural collapse would follow, affecting the whole world. Over 1 billion people could die from nuclear famine and radiation within10 years.
  • Each UK nuclear warhead is six times larger than the Hiroshima bomb. We deploy 40 every time the Trident submarines go on patrol.
  • If Trident weapons were used, the UK would be found guilty of crimes against humanity.

Nuclear Accidents Happen

When the huge tsunami hit Japan last year it damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant, causing 3 of the reactors to suffer explosions and meltdown, with massive releases of radioactivity.

The same thing could happen in Britain if floods, fires or explosions damaged UK nuclear reactors. Whatever safety systems we have, accidents will still happen, with potentially catastrophic consequences.

Yet this week Japan's Prime Minister decided to restart its shut-down nuclear reactors although 70% of Japanese people are opposed and safety measures have not been fully implemented.

We call on the UK government not to spend our taxes on nuclear weapons. We call for an end to military policies that threaten to use nuclear weapons.

Support the Japanese that oppose nuclear restart. Oppose new UK nuclear reactors. Help us prevent nuclear catastrophes happening in the future.

Support global pressure for a treaty that will ban and eliminate nuclear weapons. For everyone.





Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, 162 Holloway Road, London N7 8DQ
020 7700 2393
www.cnduk.org http://www.icanw.org/
Contact: infouk(a)icanw.org