Join local and international energy experts, NGOs and concerned citizens at The Global Conference: Nuclear Power For Africa? being held in Cape Town on March 8th – 9th, 2012 – to discuss the future of nuclear power in Africa, and what the alternatives are. There is an exciting line up of talks, photo exhibitions and film screenings planned that are aimed to inform and inspire.
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Sunday 11 March at 18h15: On the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Into Eternity, an excellent award winning Danish documentary (in English), will be shown at the Labia on Orange. Into Eternity is a haunting, provocative and visually striking film that explores Onkalo, a nuclear waste disposal site being built in Finland, a facility that is being built to last 100,000 years as this is how long the waste remains hazardous.
Captivating, wondrous and extremely frightening, this feature documentary takes viewers on a journey never seen before into the underworld and into the future.
This is an eerie report by Peter Becker of the Koeberg Alert Alliance of life in and around Fukushima’s radiation contaminated areas.
We drove through evacuated areas at times, and had a geiger counter in the bus, and one taped to the outside of the bus. The numbers fluctuated, and they read out the figures as we drove around. It was eerie to know that we were in the bus, but gamma rays from the fall out were all around us, and passing through the bus, and our bodies, even though we seemed so enclosed and high off the ground.
A new episode of Ecobuzz!
Silence falls over the city. Smoke blocks out the sky. People moan, collapse to the ground. Could this be another nuclear disaster? Another Chernobyl? The haze clears, protesters return to their feet. Not this time, is their answer. But the possibility looms if South Africa adopts a nuclear future…
On 23 April 2010 Earthlife Africa and partners brought their powerful anti- nuclear campaign “Unplug Nuclear 1″ to the gates of Parliament.