The Slovakian Parliament responded favourably to a petition from the people of Slovakia. Environmentalists organized a petition drive to give local citizens a stronger voice.
This week the campaign was victorious when, in a momentous decision, the Slovak parliament agreed on legal changes to geological and mining laws to give more power and control to local communities, municipal and regional authorities. This will allow them stop or limit geological research of uranium deposits and to stop proposed uranium mining.
The pro-nukers won’t be too happy about that, I’m sure. But hey, they’re watching the markets. And the nukers are wetting their pants about Cameco’s move back to full operation by 2013. They really do think they can sell nuclear as green. Scary, huh?
More and more, however, people are stepping up and saying that nukes are not green, nukes won’t work to solve our energy woes, nukes kill. Why, then, do the nukers persist?