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CHERNOBYL DISASTER AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1391: tabled on 19 April 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that 26 April 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster; further notes that according to the IAEA and WHO, the magnitude and scope of that disaster, the size of the affected populations and its long-term consequences make it, by far, the worst industrial disaster on record; notes that official figures state that over six million people were exposed to high levels of radioactive contamination and 100 million to lower levels; recognises that Chernobyl's health effects remain devastating and that tens of thousands of fatal cancers are expected to occur, with 6,000 thyroid cancer cases diagnosed already; regrets the Government's continued obsession reported with nuclear electricity generation; and calls on the Government to restore its policies of supporting renewable energies which are safer, quicker to implement, much less expensive and without the potential for such disastrous effects.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.