233 The anti-nuclear movement

In post-war nuclear testing, very limited consideration was given to possible miscalculations and the potential impact on nearby residents, especially with tests performed above ground. In 1989 at Alma Ata in Kazakhstan the international anti-nuclear movement Nevada Semipalatinsk was formed. The organization was named after Semipalatinsk, the main testing area in the Soviet Union, where about a million people suffered exposure to nuclear radiation, and the American equivalent Nevada, which shortly before had been the site of demonstrations against nuclear testing.

International Antinuclear Movement Nevada-Semipalatinsk

International Antinuclear Movement Nevada-Semipalatinsk
1991
Document, 30 x 22
Milieukontakt Oost Europa Records, no 549-550

Date: 
1991
Number: 
233

Location

Semipalatinsk (former name) Semey
Kazakhstan