Protest against International Nuclear Centre in Siberia

Publish date: December 4, 2006

The meeting was organised on December 3rd by the Russian NGOs: Baikal Environmental Wave, Baikal Movement and National Bolshevik Party. The activists demanded full information about establishment of the International Nuclear Centre in Angarsk, Irkutsk region, revealing the cancer statistics in the region, prohibition of nuclear and chemical waste storage in Angarsk, Geiger counter for all local inhabitants.

The protest was supported by Irkutsk and Angarsk inhabitants and by the employees of the Angarsk Electrolysis-Chemical Combine.

Irkutsk women presented led underpants to Irkutsk governor Alexander Tishanin. The women promised to put the production of the led underpants on assembly line if Angarsk Nuclear Centre begins operation. The representatives of the Local administration refused to accept the gift, but it will passed to the governor when the chance comes.

The head for Russian nuclear industry Sergey Kiriyenko promised the Nuclear centre will start operation in December 2006. However, the centre did not go through environmental evaluation and public hearings.
The Russian Ecodefense group claims that the nuclear waste is being imported from Germany and 90% of the down-blended waste in the form of uranium hexafluoride is stored on the site of Angarsk Electrolysis-Chemical Combine,