Nurses on Nukes: No More, thanks!

The Canadian Nurses Association passed 3 environmentally-oriented resolutions at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in June 2011. All the resolutions from the AGM are listed here

Here is the preamble to the one about nuclear energy:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) in collaboration with member associations

· Reaffirm support for the principles of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 specifically the precautionary principle in respect to fuels, air and water pollution

· Promote a moratorium on construction of new nuclear power plants and the phasing out of present nuclear reactors

· Lobby provincial/territorial and federal governments for funding to identify best practices for conserving and reducing energy consumption and for safer alternative energy resources.

You can find the rest of it here

Janet

P.S. Plenty of great quotations about nukes here