|Anti-war campaign on Fri, 16 Apr 1999 11:39:04 +0100|
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|RHIZOME_RAW: Anti-war campaign bulletin #1|
Anti-war comittee is a tactical NGO aimed to prevent Russia's possible involvement into the war in Balkans, since such possibility is not excluded. The main directions of its activitiy are actions and information campaign. The regular analitical press-releases which shed light on economical/ ecological/political consequences of such involvement are part of the committee's work. ---------------------------------------------- April 16, 1999 Moscow NPPs AROUND YUGOSLAVIA: POTENTIAL SOURCE OF THE NUCLEAR CATASTROPHE "Undeclared war between NATO and Serbia is a threat to whole world, nuclear plants in Eastern Europe aren't protected adequately", said Moscow' Anti-war committee on Friday. Not only Zagreb' research nuclear reactor can be affected by this armed conflict, but also both Bulgarian Kozloduy (KNNP) and Hungarian Paks (PNNP) nuclear plants. KNPP located in just 200 km and Paks in less than 400 km away from conflict zone. Both nuclear plants operate VVER-440 Soviet-designed reactors which can be compared to Chernobyl' level of safety. Both nuclear plants are not protected against, for example, airstrike. Moreover, a little mistake of soldier or pilot of military aircraft can bring the world to another global nuclear disaster, even in case if Russia or NATO will not use its nuclear weapon. Bulgaria gave its permission for using of own airfields for both Serbian and NATO's planes. According to Mr. Kashiev, a chairman of Bulgarian committee for peaceful use of atomic power, Gabrovnice airfield located in 50 km from Kozloduy nuclear plant. This airfield was previously used only for Russian aircrafts transporting nuclear fuel for the plant. 3th nuclear reactor is currently under repair and its shield removed. Reactor is absolutely unprotected. Large amount of the spent nuclear fuel' roads stored right next to this reactor, it's also absolutely unprotected. In similar conditions Armenian nuclear plant was shut down during armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbajan 10 years ago. According to the media reports in Bulgaria, Ministry of inner affairs declared that foreign aircrafts did not use Bulgarian airfields so far. But people from villages located close to Bulgarian-Yugoslavian border says up to 30 aircrafts fly every night over their homes. Since the NATO's bombing started in Serbia, at least 3 bombs were founded on Bulgarian territory. According to official statements, it's always mistake of the NATO' pilots. Bulgaria can not protect its nuclear plant. It has no funds to provide adequate protection in form of 3 military aircrafts which requested by safety rules for nuclear plants. Only one aircraft guard KNPP presently. "In order to prevent a global nuclear disaster the Balkan war should be stopped immediately, Russia should not be involved into the war but it must effectively stimulate peaceful negotiations," - says Vladimir Slivyak, coordinator of the Anti-war committee in Moscow. "Otherwise global nuclear disaster will happen to the world, even in case if no sides of conflict will use nuclear weapon". ------------------------------------ More information in Moscow: 278-4642, 776-6546 - Vladimir Slivyak (email@example.com), Alisa Nikoulina (aln@glasnet. ru), 137-7131 - Oleg Kireev (firstname.lastname@example.org) + + + -> RHIZOME COMMUNICATIONS -> post: email@example.com -> questions: firstname.lastname@example.org -> answers: http://www.rhizome.org -> unsubscribe: http://www.rhizome.org/unsubscribe/ + + + posts to RHIZOME RAW are subject to the terms set out in the Subscriber Agreement available online at <http://www.rhizome.org/subscribe/>.