| Help us to open up a free and informed debate on the nuclear industry.
Please read the email below and if you share the concerns:1. Add your own comment to the email and send it to Carte Blanche: email@example.com and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission: firstname.lastname@example.org before the hearing on the 20th February 2008.
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Now its up to us to have our say!
“Uranium Road”, a documentary attempting to stimulate debate on our energy future, was shown on TV by Carte Blanche in November 2007. Now the nuclear industry is attempting to squelch the debate by going to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission.
As South Africa is suffering a severe energy crisis it is absolutely critical that there is the widest possible debate and no opinions should be suppressed.
Given the past history of the South African nuclear industry, steeped in the apartheid regime, the industry should be creating opportunities for open debate. If it has nothing to hide – why is it attacking a small, independently produced documentary?
We believe that the nuclear industry’s complaint is a heavy handed attempt to suppress public debate – a debate that is long overdue. The government proposes a massive expansion of the nuclear industry. Is this a rational response to the current energy crisis? The renewable energy sector has the potential to offer economic development without the high health and environmental risks associated with nuclear.
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