Nuclear Protest on the Dam Square in Amsterdam

On April 16, around ten thousand individuals gathered on the Dam Square in Amsterdam to protest the Dutch government’s decision to authorize the construction of a new nuclear plant. The protest was partially in reaction to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, but the unsustainable high costs, both environmentally and financially were also on the agenda. Not only is this decision by the government insensitive to the disaster in Japan, but it comes at the same time that Germany is phasing out all nuclear power and proceeding full steam ahead with green energy.

Why is it that our neighbors are willing to fight for future generations while we proceed with an energy that doesn’t even have a waste disposal plan?

Gallery below.

Nuclear Protest – Amsterdam April 16, 2011 – Images by Robert vanWaarden