Green group urges nuclear shift
Christian environmental group blasts plans to build more plants
The Korea Christian Environmental Movement Solidarity issued a statement yesterday urging the government to abandon plans to increase the number of nuclear power stations.
Calling nuclear power “the modern fruit of knowledge” that men have swallowed due to their arrogance and greed, the statement went on to say that Fukushima illustrates quite clearly that all nuclear power plants have the potential of causing a major disaster.
Nevertheless, the government is looking to increase nuclear power, and is even arguing it is clean and safe, the statement said.
Citing the fact that Korea already has 21 nuclear power plants, the environmental group criticized the government for looking to build 13 additional plants in the country and its plan to construct 80 more in other countries.
The government should not be looking to increase nuclear power, it said.
It also called on Christians to stop wasting energy and save it by leading more simple lives.
The movement’s call comes on the heels of a March 22 press conference held by the Protestant movement and other religious and civil groups in Seoul that demanded the government shift its energy policy towards sustainable eco-friendly alternatives.
They also declared they will hold joint anti-nuclear protests from March 28, the anniversary of the 1979 Three Mile Island disaster in the US, to April 26, the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in what was then the Soviet Union.
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