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wed. march 1: radioactivists meeting

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Don't be radioactive, be a Radioactivist. 
Join the Radioactivists, a new activist group at OPIRG-Carleton.

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, March 1, 3pm
at OPIRG-Carleton, 326 Unicentre, Carleton University
(OC Transpo buses #4, #7, #117)

Radioactivists raise awareness about problems with nuclear power, and
advocate environment-friendly alternatives such as solar and wind energy.
This year, we will also be raising awareness about the proposed export of
CANDU nuclear reactors to Turkey.

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) has offered to help build a nuclear
plant at Akkuyu Bay, in southern Turkey. The proposed site is near an
active fault. If there is an earthquake there, radioactive fallout could
devastate countries such as Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine,
Israel, Jordan, Greece, Egypt, and Italy. Over the decades, tens of
thousands of people living around the Mediterranean could develop cancer.

Exporting CANDU reactors also creates risks of nuclear proliferation,
threatening the peace in the Middle East. Countries such as India and the
United States developed nuclear weapons with the help of Canadian nuclear
exports. Could Turkey be the next country to build the bomb with help from
Canada? Please join us, and work for sustainable and peaceful alternatives
to nuclear energy.

For More Information:
The Radioactivists can be contacted at 520-2757 or <opirg@carleton.ca>.
Other groups advocating alternatives to nuclear power are:
Campaign for Nuclear Phaseout, (613) 789-3634, <cnp@web.net>,
Nuclear Awareness Project, (905) 852-0571, <nucaware@web.net>
Diaspora <http://www.diaspora-net.org/nuclear/>

No More Chernobyls!
Help keep the Mediterranean nuclear-free - please write letters to MPs.
Some points to include: Ask the government to cancel exports of 
CANDU reactors to Turkey and other countries; point out the dangers of
building nuclear plants in earthquake-prone countries such as Turkey;
express your concerns about the risk of nuclear proliferation
created by exports of nuclear technology.

Write to: Prime Minister Jean Chrétien; Lloyd Axworthy, Minister of
Foreign Affairs; Paul Martin, Minister of Finance; Pierre Pettigrew,
Minister of International Trade; Mac Harb, MP Ottawa Centre; 
John Manley, Minister of Industry. Postage is free for letters to MPs. 
Address is: House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A6.

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