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Nuclear? Not with my tax money! via WeMove.eu

To Energy ministers of the EU member states and European Commission

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Not a single euro from the European taxpayers’ money should be spent on dangerous and polluting nuclear power! Drop all plans to support the nuclear power industry in their expensive gambles with our tax money – and with our health!

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Why is this important?

Powerful voices among EU decision-makers are lending their ear to the nuclear industry lobby. They want to take us back to the nuclear age – a time when people across Europe lived in the shadows of ever more deadly reactors producing radioactive waste.

A recently leaked discussion paper from the European Commission [1] makes the industry’s ambitions clear: they want support for dangerous nuclear power, and they want it from EU taxpayers’ money.

Next week the EU energy ministers are meeting. We have to use this moment to shout out loudly against nuclear power in Europe. Let’s tell our ministers and the Commission to drop all plans to support the nuclear power industry in their expensive gambles with our tax money – and with our health!

Background

The leaked document is meant to guide the Commission in deciding the future of the EU energy sector – but the voice of the European public has been noticeably absent from this discussion.

Nuclear power is not only a huge security risk – it’s also extremely expensive. The costs are so high that no private company would back nuclear without the promise of extensive subsidies from the public coffers. Learning from the terrible disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima [2, 3], many European countries have already pledged to phase-out nuclear power. Instead, they are supporting clean renewable energy technologies, putting the health and safety of people and environment ahead of special interests of the corporate lobby.

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