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Our history of nuclear sacrifice | Beyond Nuclear

HISTORY OF NUCLEAR SACRIFICE
Greater risk to women, kids and pregnancy
The historical through line of the nuclear industry is one of sacrifice of lives, lands and robust science. Throughout our nuclear history, research institutions and regulatory authorities have devalued the health of women, children and pregnancy, in order to maintain and expand nuclear technology. This practice continues and is documented in a recent paper by Cindy Folkers of Beyond Nuclear, summarized here.
As we recognize this history, radiation’s impact on women, kids, and pregnancy must be front and center while we make crucial and long-lasting decisions about which energy sources we should use to address the climate crisis.

This matters because society is now making crucial and long-lasting decisions about the energy sources we might use to address the climate crisis. The serious consideration of nuclear power as one of these sources needs to be informed by a research and policy focus on radiation’s disproportionate impacts.

Learn more here: Beyond Nuclear – Reference Girl – Our history of nuclear sacrifice

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