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Get rid of ocean nuclear waste

By Juan Sebastian Huertas Olea, Activist, Colombia

 

From 1946 through 1993, thirteen countries used ocean disposal or ocean dumping as a method to dispose of nuclear/radioactive waste. The waste materials included both liquids and solids housed in various containers, as well as reactor vessels, with and without spent or damaged nuclear fuel.

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12,900 

cubic meters of nuclear waste was disposed in 2006 at the UK alone. That’s enough to fill over five Olympic swimming pools!

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1.2 million liters

(320,000 gallons) of radioactive water in these storage tanks at Fukushima could be released into the sea as of 2022

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90%

of radiation from discarded barrels comes from the North Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific, but we can find radioactive waste in the Antarctic!

ACT NOW

Take the pledge

 This is the first step to commit to working for the fulfillment of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and for a world free of nuclear weapons.

Read about the victories

How taking direct action to expose to the public the reality of radioactive dumping rallied enough support to get it banned worldwide.

By donating to Peace Boat’s program “Global Voyage for a Nuclear Free World: Peace Boat Hibakusha Project.”

Support ongoing action

Juan Sebastian Huertas Olea
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I am a Social entrepreneur from Colombia

My biggest passion is political and social change

My main goal is to strengthen the abilities of young people working to build peace in the world’s most violent regions

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