Int’l Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day: Elimination of both nuclear weapons and nuclear energy needed, says iGP


Press Statement

Unchir-Dunktok, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, 26 April 2023: The India Greens Party (iGP) today said elimination of both nuclear weapons and nuclear energy is needed for a safer world and peace.

In a press statement issued here at the national head office (NHO), on the occasion of the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day today, the party said the nuclear energy is a false solution to the climate crisis, and nuclear weapons undermine global peace, security, and humanity.

In fact, elimination of both nuclear weapons and nuclear energy, with their myriad risks to safety, health and the environment, must be a global priority. Like fossil fuels, their elimination is both urgent and necessary, lest the horrors of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl and Fukushima be repeated.

The party said the world must rapidly phase out nuclear energy, as it is dangerous and causes pollution and radioactive waste. Instead, we should invest in wind, solar and other renewables with certain precautions to fill the gap between energy supply and demand.

It added that the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear tragedies, and Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters, underscore the need to address the nuclear issue.

Therefore, the principal objective of the Greens should be to call a formal moratorium on the construction of new nuclear power plants, the early retirement of existing nuclear power reactors, and the phase-out of technologies that use or produce nuclear waste, such as nuclear waste incinerators, food irradiators, and all uses of uranium.

The iGP pointed out there is an urgent need to prioritise nuclear abolition both domestically and internationally to make the world free of nuclear weapons and energy.

Issued by the iGP Chief Spokesperson Suresh Nautiyal.


(India Greens Party is registered with the Election Commission of India under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. Registration Number: 56/476/2018-19/PPS-I, effective from 18/07/2019.)

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