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Bromley and Beckenham activists mark Chernobyl disaster 28 years on

PUBLISHED: 16:10 30 April 2014 | UPDATED: 16:10 30 April 2014

Bromley and Beckenham CND activists mark Chernobyl catastrophe 28 years on

Bromley and Beckenham CND activists mark Chernobyl catastrophe 28 years on

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A group of Bromley and Beckenham CND activists met in Bromley market square to mark the 28th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.

They met on April 26 and handed out leaflets about the risks associated with nucleur energy.

The accident at the Chernobyl nucleur power plant in Ukraine occurred in 1986, when an explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles and caused a number of deaths.

Ann Garret, secretary of Bromley and Beckenham CND, said: “It is no use attempting to white wash the grave legacy of Chernobyl, the facts speak for themselves- seven million people directly affected, dead, sick, disabled or displaced. 6000 children are born with genetic defects every year and contaminated land that cannot be used for farming ever again! Do we really want all this on our door step when the renewable energy options have not been fully exploited?

“Nuclear energy is dangerous, dirty and expensive all things considered.”

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