This year marks the 76th anniversary of the first use of nuclear weapons for the purpose of war. As the world solemnly observes the tragic anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we wish to highlight the Pacific’s own and often overlooked nuclear history that followed. As guardians of the world’s largest ocean, we emphasise again our continuing concern for our region and the irreparably damages on our people and the environment from 318 nuclear weapons tests undertaken by the United States, United Kingdom and France. Today, we acknowledge that our region has still not healed from this trauma and that we did not consent. Given this legacy, we call on Japan to not repeat this brutality through its proposed act of discharging over a million tonnes of radioactive wastewater from Fukushima.
Pasifika Environews 6th Sept 2021 read more »