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November 6, 2018
Effects of Atomic Radiation

On November 6, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, gave an intervention during the Fourth Committee deliberations of the Seventy-third Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Agenda Item 52, dedicated to the “Effects of Atomic Radiation.”  
 
In his statement, Archbishop Auza said that the recently concluded 65th session of the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), focusing on the nuclear accidents in Chernobyl and Fukushima, show that the use of nuclear energy, even for peaceful purposes, always has risks, something magnified when nuclear energy is weaponized. He praised UNSCEAR’s cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Health Organization and the International Labor Organization to provide data about the impact of atomic radiation on persons and the environment.

The statement can be found here.