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Civilian Protection for Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Plant

Published: March 3, 2023



Please join us for an online presentation by John Reuwer from World Beyond War about plans for nonviolent protection of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant in Ukraine.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
10:00 AM Pacific = 11:00 AM Mountain
Click here to join the meeting.

Among the most immediate of the many threats faced by Ukrainians is the release of a nuclear dirty bomb by an intentional or accidental mishap at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, which could create a Chernobyl-like disaster of far larger proportions. This plant has six nuclear reactors and 37 years of nuclear waste sitting in unprotected cooling pools that could contaminate tens of thousands of square kilometers if exploded by combat weapons.

Due to shelling near the plant which caused damage to infrastructure, the plant shut down the last of its six reactors, but continued military activity has repeatedly destroyed power lines required to maintain the cooling systems for reactors and waste storage. The plant remains a considerable danger to the world, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency which urgently  called for establishing a nuclear safety and security protection zone.

That’s why World BEYOND War is working on a proposal to establish an Unarmed Civilian Protection team to prevent a nuclear explosion that would impact Ukraine — and the world. The peacekeeping initiative in Ukraine known as the Zaporizhzhya Protection Proposal initiated by World BEYOND War Board Member John Reuwer has been gaining momentum over the last two months. Efforts like this are absolutely critical to ridding the world of war.

from Julie Harlow, Davis Friends Meeting