14 Facts About Anti-nuclear movement


Anti-nuclear movement is a social movement that opposes various nuclear technologies.

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The initial objective of the Anti-nuclear movement was nuclear disarmament, though since the late 1960s opposition has included the use of nuclear power.

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Anti-nuclear movement groups highlighted the fact that other stages of the nuclear fuel chain – mining, milling, transport, fuel fabrication, enrichment, reactor construction, decommissioning and waste management – use fossil fuels and hence emit carbon dioxide.

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Anti-nuclear movement is a social movement which operates at the local, national, and international level.

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Anti-nuclear movement groups have undertaken public protests and acts of civil disobedience which have included occupations of nuclear plant sites.

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Anti-nuclear movement groups have tried to influence policy implementation through litigation and by participating in licensing proceedings.

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In 1972, the nuclear disarmament Anti-nuclear movement maintained a presence in the Pacific, largely in response to French nuclear testing there.

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Anti-nuclear movement called on the worldwide Christian solidarity to provide wide support for this anti-nuclear campaign.

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Anti-nuclear movement activities were among the reasons, but the primary motivations were the overestimation of future demand for electricity and steadily increasing capital costs, which made the economics of new plants unfavorable.

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Some environmentalists criticise the anti-nuclear movement for under-stating the environmental costs of fossil fuels and non-nuclear alternatives, and overstating the environmental costs of nuclear energy.

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Anti-nuclear movement is best known for comparing nuclear safety to the relative safety of a wide range of other phenomena.

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Anti-nuclear movement activists are accused of encouraging radiophobic emotions among the public.

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Anti-nuclear movement argued that if non-nuclear plants were judged by the same standards as nuclear ones, each US non-nuclear power plant could be held responsible for about 100 deaths per year.

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Anti-nuclear movement finally rejected his later neutral position regarding nuclear power in March 2011.

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