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Posted on Jan 25, 2016 in International Uranium Issues

Declaration of the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima

Declaration of the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima

Declaration of the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima

(Draft Elements of a Charter of World Nuclear Victims’ Rights)

November 23, 2015

  1. We, participants in the World Nuclear Victims Forum, gathered in Hiroshima from November 21 to 23 in 2015, 70 years after the atomic bombings by the US government.

  2. We define the nuclear victims in the narrow sense of not distinguishing between victims of military and industrial nuclear use, including victims of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and of nuclear testing, as well as victims of exposure to radiation and radioactive contamination created by the entire process including uranium mining and milling, and nuclear development, use and waste. In the broad sense, we confirm that until we end the nuclear age, any person anywhere could at any time become a victim=a potential Hibakusha, and that nuclear weapons, nuclear power and humanity cannot coexist.

Read the entire declaration here.