Published on February 13th, 2014 | by Selma van Oostwaard


What if a nuclear bomb would be dropped on the Port Rotterdam?

Today PAX is presenting the ‘The Rotterdam Blast’ report.

Based on population numbers and facts on the short-and long-term effects of nuclear weapon explosions, PAX outlined a realistic scenario on what would happen if attackers would get a nuclear bomb in their hands and explode it in Europe’s largest logistic and industrial hub: the port of Rotterdam. Main conclusion: no one is able to prepare for such a disaster and the people of Rotterdam and surroundings cannot be protected adequately.

Download the report: The Rotterdam Blast: the immediate humanitarian consequences of a 12 kiloton nuclear explosion

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Selma supports all the disarmament work at PAX with a special emphasis on the No Nukes team. In 2014 she and other PAX disarmament campaigners launched a public campaign in the Netherlands to initiate the creation of national legislation to outlaw nuclear weapons: One of the result of this national campaign is that a vast majority of the House wants the Netherlands to start working internationally for a nuclear weapons ban.

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