October 7th, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The International Atomic Energy Agency, promoters of nuclear power (which are nothing more than slow nuclear weapons) has actually won the Nobel Peace Prize this year (2005).
The only more inappropriate winners would be the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), or perhaps the nuclear industry itself.
This award amounts to a wholehearted endorsement of nuclear power by the Nobel Committee. It amounts to a wholehearted endorsement of the lie that at most a few thousand people have died because of Chernobyl, when in fact the deaths are surely 10 or 100 times higher than the IAEA ever would admit. And the lie that nobody died because of Three Mile Island. And the lie that nobody died because of EVERY nuclear power plant around the world -- which together are creating about 50 NEW tons of nuclear waste every day, which the IAEA endorses and supports and supposedly regulates. Their idea of regulation is to allow as much nuclear material to be released into the environment as is necessary to continue the PROFITABLE operation of nuclear power plants! (This policy even has a technical term: ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable).)
This award by the Nobel Committee amounts to an endorsement of the continued creation of ever-increasing piles of dangerous, terrorist-targeted nuclear waste from nuclear power plants, whose byproduct is the very same bomb material the IAEA claims to be opposing, and has hoodwinked the world into thinking it is stopping the proliferation of.
This is an endorsement of genocide. This is an endorsement of dishonesty. This is an endorsement of the routine radioactive pollution of our environment by the nuclear industry. This is an endorsement of the destruction of the human genome. This is an endorsement of self-serving, secretive committees of insiders making vital decisions which affect us all.
This is a shame.
The author, an independent researcher and educational software developer, has studied nuclear weapons and nuclear power for more thirty years. His essays are currently distributed via email and on the web, and have also been published by the North County Times, CounterPunch, Nuclear Monitor, TruthOut, and elsewhere. His essays have also been published in Australia, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Spain, etc.. A partial collection of essays and related programs written by this author is shown below:
Learn about The Effects of Nuclear War here:
POISON FIRE USA: An animated history of major nuclear activities in the continental United States:
How does a nuclear power plant work? Animations of PWRs and BWRs:
Internet Glossary of Nuclear Terminology / "The Demon Hot Atom":
SHUT SAN ONOFRE!:
STOP CASSINI web site:
NO NUKES IN SPACE: (FLASH animation):
List of every nuclear power plant in America, with history, activist orgs,
List of ~300 books and videos about nuclear issues in my collection