ECOLOGIA NEWSLETTER Archive
January/February 1994 Issue #28
ECODEFENSE! Statement About Nuclear Incident
This message was received Thursday December 30, 1993 on electronic
mail. It was sent from Kaliningrad, providing a statement about a
specific "nuclear incident" which is one more documentation of
problems which are occurring throughout the former Soviet Union and
Eastern Europe. Perhaps the "information superhighway" will
progress from providing information about such problems to
developing networks for response.
On the 10th of December 1993 the ship "Compositor
Musorgsky" arrived in Kaliningrad trade port from St. Petersburg,
headed for England. Customs officials discovered false documents
and detained the ship for a detailed inspection. During the inspection
400 tons of uranium concentrate was discovered in the containers in
the hold of the ship. The radiation level outside the containers was a
hundred times above the norm.
After the collapse of the USSR, both legal and illegal
transportation of nuclear substances is occurring on a dangerous scale.
New nuclear incidents demonstrate the weakness of the governmental
structures, which at this point are not able to ensure security.
Nuclear transportation is part of the nuclear energy and
military nuclear business. Our ECODEFENSE! group demands from
ECODEFENSE! INFORM agency Moskovsky prospekt 120-34
- prohibition for building of nuclear power plants and other
nuclear objects in Kaliningrad region;
- prohibition for nuclear transportation within and across
- Prohibition of naval nuclear activities and in Kaliningrad
236006 Kaliningrad Russia
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