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2012: The Largest, Most Important, Anti-Nuclear Protest You Don't Know About is in Southern India. Updated regularly.

2011-12: Nuclear Crisis in Japan: Updates on Fukushima reactors and aftermath of Japan earthquake.

March 27, 2008: 200+ scientists and engineers call for closure of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear facility hit by August 2007 earthquake.



Information about Foot Prints for Peace
Nuclear Free Future 2011 Campaign here


United Nations:

December 3, 2014. NIRS to report on impact of radiation on girls and women at international nuclear weapons conference in Vienna this week. Text of speech.

September 13, 2013. Seventeen international scientists and experts write UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urging international action on Fukushima crisis. PDF

September 13, 2011: Costs, Risks and Myths of Nuclear Power. Major new international NGO report prepared for Sept 22 UN meeting on nuclear power. Includes chapters by leading experts across the world; U.S. update provided by NIRS. Definitely worth the download.

Contribution on status of nuclear energy in the USA August 2011, PDF a chapter in the NGO "Shadow Report" for the UN Review of Nuclear Energy Sept, 2011.

May 7, 2010: NGO paper on nuclear energy and article IV of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty, as presented at the UN PDF NYC, by Mary Olson, NIRS.

May 2010: NGO paper on nuclear energy and Article IV of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty, delivered at the General Assembly review. PDF

European Union:

July 24, 2013. Very nice new piece from Counterbalance. Myths and Facts: EU Policy and Nuclear Energy (pdf)

NIRS statement of solidarity with Italian anti-nuclear movement and support for June 12-13 referendum to prevent new nuclear reactor construction. June 8, 2011

Eight European Union countries (Austria, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta and Portugal) have created a new anti-nuclear bloc within the EU. Initial declaration here. PDF May 2011

Nuclear France Abroad: History, Status and Prospects of French Nuclear Activities in Foreign Countries. A new report from Mycle Schneider Consulting on the expansion of the French nuclear power industry across the world. PDF May 2009

German TV on Three Mile Island and the future of Nuclear Power. March 2009

Nuclear Power in France: Beyond the Myth, PDF a new report by Mycle Schneider Consulting for Greens/EFA in the European Parliament, offers a thorough examination of the French nuclear power industry, noting both its strengths and some surprising weaknesses.... Another major new report on the French nuclear industry, from WISE-Paris, titled Nuclear Power, the Great Illusion - Promises, Setbacks and Threats, is available here. Both reports will be very useful for everyone countering the argument that the French nuclear power program is somehow a great success. December 2008



Anti-Nuclear Front held an action in Istanbul against the nuclear plans in Anatolia and Thrace. (with photos)


Assurances sought after death threat against Bulgarian anti-nuclear activist, Goldman prize winner. Link in text to send your message to Bulgarian government. March 8, 2005


1 killed, several injured in attack on anti-nuclear camp in Russia, July 21, 2007

Ecodefence Demands to Cancel $600 Million Nuclear Waste Deal as Hungary'
Prime-Minister Visiting Russia
. Ecodefence press-release. Moscow, February 16, 2005

State Environmental Impact Assessment Agency Became Pro-Nuclear. Ecodefense urge government to establish separate agency for environmental impact assessment that would not be dependent on any industry. Ecodefence press-release. Moscow, February 11, 2005

Activists Urged EBRD to Suspend Nuke Funding. Ecodefence press-release. Moscow, January 27, 2005

Russian President Gives New Life to Chernobyl-Type Reactors. Ecodefence press-release. Moscow, December 16, 2004