Global Nuclear Legacy Project Takes First Step Towards International Hearings

Participants established a collaborative process for organizing regional anti-nuclear hearings in Europe, the US and Russia to lay the groundwork for a larger anti-nuclear movement. 

An international steering committee with representatives from Russia, Germany, the US and the Netherlands was formed as well as three regional committees (US, Russia, and Europe), to coordinate the international hearings and continue the Global Nuclear Legacy Project.

Some of the organizers came from regions affected by nuclear complexes and nuclear power plants such as Hanford, La Hague, Sellafield, Chernobyl and Mayak who have seen first hand the environmental damage and human health effects of the nuclear legacy.

After the end of the Cold War national nuclear industries began to increase their wealth and influence in the global market, resulting in international corporations controlling both civil and military nuclear production from uranium mining to waste disposal.