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Switzerland decides phase-out of civil use of nuclear power

Press Release – September 29 2011
The Swiss chapter of the Physicians for social responsibility / for the prevention of nuclear war (PSR/ IPPNW, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985) has taken notice, with satisfaction, of today’s vote by the the council of states, promoting the definite phase-out of civil use of nuclear power at the end of the lifespan of the existing 5 powerplants.
With this responsible decision, the council has followed the votes of the national council and the Swiss executive. The decision considers both security aspects as well as new findings in the realm of biological effects of low doses of radiation, thus respecting medical concerns. Switzerland is following the example of Germany, the two countries courageously embarking on the path to increased energy conservation and the sustainable use of energy and resources. While conditions obviously differ in many places, this new course of Switzerland might hopefully set an example for other countries.
(IPPNW) Switzerland

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War