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Nuclear power stations
Nuclear Memorial for Gemma D'Arcy in Gösgen
Over a thousand candles are burning along the railway tracks of nuclear power plant Gösgen for the victims of nuclear waste reprocessing. Two hundred persons participate in a memorial for the six years old Gemma D'Arcy, who grew up near the British reprocessing plant Sellafield, and died of leukemia. The participants ask Switzerland in a resolution to stop the reprocessing.
In original language:
Atom Mahnwache für Gemma D'Arcy in Gösgen
Weit über tausend Kerzen brennen heute beim AKW Gösgen für die Opfer der Atommüll-Wiederaufarbeitung. Zweihundert Personen, welche einem Aufruf der Umweltorganisation Greenpeace folgten, gedenken mit einer Mahnwache der sechsjährigen Gemma d’Arcy, die in der Nähe der britischen Wiederaufarbeitungsanlage Sellafield aufwuchs und an Leukämie starb. In einer Resolution fordern die TeilnehmerInnen, dass die Schweiz sofort aus der Wiederaufarbeitung aussteigt.
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Nuclear Memorial for Gemma D'Arcy At Nuclear Power Plant in Gösgen Switzerland
Over a thousand candles are burning at the nuclear power plant in Gösgen for the victims of nuclear waste reprocessing. Two hundred persons, who responded to a Greenpeace call, participate in a memorial for the six years old Gemma D'Arcy, who grew up near the British reprocessing plant Sellafield, and died of leukemia. The participants ask Switzerland in a resolution to stop the reprocessing. Before the memorial, many Swiss citizens sent hundreds of candles to have them lit by Greenpeace in their name. In the immediate surroundings of Sellafield 14 times more children suffer from leukemia than the national average. But instead of solving the nuclear waste problem with reprocessing, it multiplies it. Susan D'Arcy, Gemma's mother, said in her message to the participants of the memorial: "When Gemma's death is supposed to have meaning, then it must be change - a fundamental change in our attitude towards the nuclear industry." The radioactive contamination by the reprocessing plant at Sellafield is happening insidiously: New measurements by Greenpeace show that the environment around Sellafield is now contaminated similar to the region around the Chernobyl reactor disaster. This summer pigeons had to be shot down and stored as nuclear waste because they contained plutonium. The spinach in Sellafield radiates at 8000 becquerels per kilo. And Ireland and Scandinavia have repeatedly protested against the radioactive dumping into the sea because it contaminates their shores. But regardless of such measurements, Switzerland continues to deliver nuclear waste to Sellafield.