Nukes of Hazard

May 11, 2016

Six times a year fully assembled nuclear warheads are transported on UK roads from Berkshire to southern Scotland. These nuclear convoys go through our towns and cities, passing by homes, schools, hospitals and workplaces. They travel day and night, even in severe weather conditions.

One nuclear-armed Trident submarine carries enough weaponry to kill 10 million people. Nuclear convoys are bringing that threat to our doorsteps: the fallout from a radiation leak through a road accident or terrorist attack would be catastrophic.The only way to eliminate that risk is to eliminate the weapons.

That’s why ICAN-UK’s new project, “Nukes of Hazard”, a people-powered campaign, is seeking to raise public awareness of these convoys. But, we don’t just wanted to raise awareness: we want to make the public safe. The Nukes of Hazard campaign is going to use a series of actions – from petitions to public events, letters to videos – to use the convoys to send a clear message to politicians: scrap nuclear weapons and put our safety first.

There are lots of opportunities to get involved. Check out the Nukes of Hazard website.



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