On March 24, 2011 which was the last day of designed working lifespan of Kola NPP’s third block, the activists from organization “Nature and Youth” have carried out a protest action in the centre of Murmansk. Ecologists in chemical defense costumes, with gas masks and respirators on faces have stretched 6 meter long banner “Kola nuclear power plant should be closed!”. Among other slogans were “Chernobyl, Fukushima, Kola NPP?”, “Active is better than radioactive”, “We are for nuclear-free future”.
Activists have also made 2 meter high miniature of nuclear power plant and imitated the leaders of Nuclear Energy State Corporation “Rosatom” Sergey Kirilenko and Vasiliy Omelchuk with the help of masks and costumes. At a given time orange smoke appeared from the
miniature of nuclear power plant and there emerged nuclear mutants, while nuclear experts were demonstrating and waving the banner “NPPs are absolutely safe. Honestly.” deliberately showing ignorance of smoke and mutants. In such a way ecologists intended to symbolize cynical lies concerning safety of NPPs.
An additional point was a man on 2 meter high stilts wandering around the square with a model of windmill and representing the huge potential of wind energy on the Kola Peninsula. This potential should be used in order to achieve sustainable development of the region and displacement of retired capacitance of old nuclear plant.
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“Prolongation of old reactor tanks is dangerous and illegal which was repeatedly confirmed by procuracy and Federal Service of Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision. It is
necessary to take reactor tanks out of operation as soon as possible, so that by the time of the 25th anniversary date of Chernobyl we would not be happen to be among harmed territories” – states Vitaliy Servetnik – the council member of organization “Nature and Youth” .
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(8152) 533486, +7-951-295-7781 – Darya Chernysheva, chairman of
“Nature and Youth”,
+7-905-294-1063 – Vitali Servetnik, member of the organization Nature
and Youth “, the organizer of the meeting.