Nuclear power

An Illusion of Protection: ACF & MAPW, 2006

This important report documents the unavoidable limitations of safeguards on nuclear materials, in particular in relation to export of uranium to China.

New MAPW presentations on nuclear power and climate change

NEW in our resources section:  two MAPW slideshow presentations which document the key reasons why nuclear power is not the solution to climate change - including substantial carbon emissions when all steps of the production process are taken into account; the health and nuclear war risks; and the sustainable alternatives

MAPW 2008: Nuclear power is not the answer to climate change

This presentation documents environmental impacts of uranium mining and of the other steps to production of nuclear power; health and nuclear weapons risks; and sustainable alternatives.  Prepared by La Trobe University student Courtney Dea

MAPW 2008: Nuclear power is not the answer to climate change (short version)

This presentation presents key points on carbon emissions and other environmental impacts involved in production of nuclear power; other risks; and sustainable alternatives. More detail is included as notes and references.

New fact sheet reviews links between nuclear power and childhood leukaemia

A new MAPW fact sheet summarises and provides the major references - a recent German study, and a new meta-analysis - on the association between childhood leukaemia and nuclear power. 

MAPW fact sheet: Nuclear power and childhood leukaemia. October 2008

New evidence clearly demonstrates that living close to a nuclear power station increases the risk for children of developing leukaemia. MAPW's fact sheet summarises and provides the major references - a recent German study, and a new meta-analysis - on childhood leukaemia and nuclear power. (Or childhood leukemia, so this is found by US spellers).

Doctors applaud withholding uranium from Russia

CANBERRA, 18 SEPTEMBER 2008: The Medical Association for Prevention of War has welcomed the recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties that Australia does not proceed with uranium sales to Russia until far more stringent measures are in place to separate Russia’s civilian and military facilities.

MAPW Media Release: Doctors applaud withholding uranium from Russia

18 September 2008: MAPW welcomes the recommendations by Australian government's Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, that Australia does not proceed with uranium sales to Russia until far more stringent measures are in place to separate Russia's civilian and military nuclear facilities.

Uranium sales to Russia too risky, finds Government report

CANBERRA, 18 SEPTEMBER 2008: The Australian Government has received a Committee report recommending against ratifying a treaty which would have allowed uranium sales to Russia to proceed. 

Nuclear scenarios on a warming earth: Sue Wareham, MAPW: 2008

Address to the conference "Imagining the Real : Life on a Greenhouse Earth" held at ANU, Canberra in June 2008. Dr Wareham presented some reasons that nuclear power is not the solution to climate change; and emphasised a second inconvenient truth . . . 26,000 nuclear weapons, which must be abolished. Dr Sue Wareham OAM is President of MAPW. 

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