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International conference - Papeete - French Polynesia - June 29, 2006. Scientists and nuclear tests consequence on health. The Colloquium; Conference internationale - Papeete - Polynesie Francaise - 29 juin 2006. Les scientifiques et les consequences des essais nucleaires sur la sante. Le colloque

Abstract

Forty years after the first bomb in Moruroa, a conference to promote recognition and justice for all victims of nuclear tests. More than thirty speakers, scientists, legal experts, parliamentarians and members of associations from French Polynesia, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, the United States, Japan, the Netherlands and France debated on June 29-30, at the President's palace in Papeete, on the rights of the victims of nuclear tests to be recognized by nuclear powers. During this conference, we heard scientists explain very clearly that contamination and irradiation had widespread consequences including on the gene pool of the victims. Today, damage found on the chromosomes of Polynesian thyroid cancer patients who lived 1000 km away from Moruroa is ten times higher than damage found on average nuclear workers. Researchers tell us that many of those who worked on nuclear sites die earlier. Average life expectancy for the veterans from New Zealand is for example 51 years - and for most of them a life marred by suffering and cancers. Researchers tell us that conducting credible surveys is becoming more and more difficult as the impact of radiations that were absorbed 20, 30 or even 40 years earlier is getting more difficult to  More>>
Authors:
Allison, Lyn; [1]  International Nuclear Test Network, Paris (France)]; Cavillon, Arlette; [2]  Rowland, Al; [3]  Parmentier, Claude; [4]  Vahaire, Florent de; Brindel, Pauline; Doyon, Francoise; [5]  Drozdovich, Vladimir; [6]  Rachedi, Frederique; Boissin,; Sebag, Joseph; Shan, Larys; Bezeaud, Frederique; Petitdidier, Patrick; [7]  Paaoafaite, John; Teuri, Joseph; [8]  Hirshon, Unutea; [9]  Luc, Helene; [10]  ONG, Cara; [11]  Bouveret, Patrice; [12]  Ruff, Tilman A.; [13]  International Dept, Australian Red Cross (Australia)]; Smith, Nick; [14]  Okumura, Eiji; [15]  Valatx, Jean-Louis; Tardieu, Arlette; Hervieux, J. C.; [16]  NOONAN, Anne; [17]  Sercombe, Robert [18] 
  1. Parliamentarians for a Nuclear Free Future (Australia)
  2. Le Mouvement pour la Paix, 139 boulevard Victor Hugo, F-93400 St-Ouen (France)
  3. Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Massey University, Palmerston North (New Zealand)
  4. Institut Gustave-Roussy, lab. UPRES EA no. 27-10, 39 rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif cedex (France)
  5. Unite 605 INSERM, Institut Gustave-Roussy, Villejuif (France)
  6. International Agency for Research on Cancer - IARC, Lyon (France)
  7. Tahiti, Polynesie francaise (France)
  8. Institut de recherche pour le developpement - IRD, Chemin de l'Arahiri, PK 3,5, Arue 98713, Polynesie francaise (France)
  9. Assemblee de Polynesie francaise, BP 28 Papeete - 98713 Tahiti, Polynesie francaise (France)
  10. commission des Affaires etrangeres et de la Defense (France)
  11. Marshall Islands (United States)
  12. Observatoire des armes nucleaires francaises, Centre de Documentation et de Recherche sur la Paix et les Conflits - CDRPC (France)
  13. Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne (Australia)
  14. New Zealand Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Disarmament (New Zealand)
  15. Hibakusha Hiroshima (Japan)
  16. Association des Veterans des Essais Nucleaires - Aven, 44-A rue de la Favorite, 69005 Lyon (France)
  17. Medical Association for Prevention of War - MAPW (Australia)
  18. Australia Parliament (Australia)
Publication Date:
Jun 15, 2006
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-FR-18-0644
Resource Relation:
Conference: International conference - Scientists and nuclear tests consequence on health, Conference internationale - Les scientifiques et les consequences des essais nucleaires sur la sante, Papeete, Polynesie Francaise (France), 28-29 Jun 2006; Other Information: Available from the INIS Liaison Officer for France, see the INIS website for current contact and E-mail addresses
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; ADVISORY COMMITTEES; CTBT; DICENTRIC CHROMOSOMES; DNA DAMAGES; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FALLOUT; GENETIC RADIATION EFFECTS; LIABILITIES; MORTALITY; NEOPLASMS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; OCEANIA; PATIENTS; PUBLIC HEALTH; RADIATION MONITORING; REMEDIAL ACTION; SISTER CHROMATID EXCHANGES; SURFACE CONTAMINATION; THYROID; VICTIMS COMPENSATION
OSTI ID:
22692603
Research Organizations:
Conseil d'orientation sur le suivi des consequences des essais nucleaires - Coscen Assemblee de la Polynesie francaise, BP 28 Papeete - 98713 Tahiti, Polynesie francaise (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French; English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR1801707042098
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
335 page(s)
Announcement Date:
May 31, 2018

Citation Formats

Allison, Lyn, International Nuclear Test Network, Paris (France)], Cavillon, Arlette, Rowland, Al, Parmentier, Claude, Vahaire, Florent de, Brindel, Pauline, Doyon, Francoise, Drozdovich, Vladimir, Rachedi, Frederique, Boissin,, Sebag, Joseph, Shan, Larys, Bezeaud, Frederique, Petitdidier, Patrick, Paaoafaite, John, Teuri, Joseph, Hirshon, Unutea, Luc, Helene, ONG, Cara, Bouveret, Patrice, Ruff, Tilman A., International Dept, Australian Red Cross (Australia)], Smith, Nick, Okumura, Eiji, Valatx, Jean-Louis, Tardieu, Arlette, Hervieux, J. C., NOONAN, Anne, and Sercombe, Robert. International conference - Papeete - French Polynesia - June 29, 2006. Scientists and nuclear tests consequence on health. The Colloquium; Conference internationale - Papeete - Polynesie Francaise - 29 juin 2006. Les scientifiques et les consequences des essais nucleaires sur la sante. Le colloque. France: N. p., 2006. Web.
Allison, Lyn, International Nuclear Test Network, Paris (France)], Cavillon, Arlette, Rowland, Al, Parmentier, Claude, Vahaire, Florent de, Brindel, Pauline, Doyon, Francoise, Drozdovich, Vladimir, Rachedi, Frederique, Boissin,, Sebag, Joseph, Shan, Larys, Bezeaud, Frederique, Petitdidier, Patrick, Paaoafaite, John, Teuri, Joseph, Hirshon, Unutea, Luc, Helene, ONG, Cara, Bouveret, Patrice, Ruff, Tilman A., International Dept, Australian Red Cross (Australia)], Smith, Nick, Okumura, Eiji, Valatx, Jean-Louis, Tardieu, Arlette, Hervieux, J. C., NOONAN, Anne, & Sercombe, Robert. International conference - Papeete - French Polynesia - June 29, 2006. Scientists and nuclear tests consequence on health. The Colloquium; Conference internationale - Papeete - Polynesie Francaise - 29 juin 2006. Les scientifiques et les consequences des essais nucleaires sur la sante. Le colloque. France.
Allison, Lyn, International Nuclear Test Network, Paris (France)], Cavillon, Arlette, Rowland, Al, Parmentier, Claude, Vahaire, Florent de, Brindel, Pauline, Doyon, Francoise, Drozdovich, Vladimir, Rachedi, Frederique, Boissin,, Sebag, Joseph, Shan, Larys, Bezeaud, Frederique, Petitdidier, Patrick, Paaoafaite, John, Teuri, Joseph, Hirshon, Unutea, Luc, Helene, ONG, Cara, Bouveret, Patrice, Ruff, Tilman A., International Dept, Australian Red Cross (Australia)], Smith, Nick, Okumura, Eiji, Valatx, Jean-Louis, Tardieu, Arlette, Hervieux, J. C., NOONAN, Anne, and Sercombe, Robert. 2006. "International conference - Papeete - French Polynesia - June 29, 2006. Scientists and nuclear tests consequence on health. The Colloquium; Conference internationale - Papeete - Polynesie Francaise - 29 juin 2006. Les scientifiques et les consequences des essais nucleaires sur la sante. Le colloque." France.
@misc{etde_22692603,
title = {International conference - Papeete - French Polynesia - June 29, 2006. Scientists and nuclear tests consequence on health. The Colloquium; Conference internationale - Papeete - Polynesie Francaise - 29 juin 2006. Les scientifiques et les consequences des essais nucleaires sur la sante. Le colloque}
author = {Allison, Lyn, International Nuclear Test Network, Paris (France)], Cavillon, Arlette, Rowland, Al, Parmentier, Claude, Vahaire, Florent de, Brindel, Pauline, Doyon, Francoise, Drozdovich, Vladimir, Rachedi, Frederique, Boissin,, Sebag, Joseph, Shan, Larys, Bezeaud, Frederique, Petitdidier, Patrick, Paaoafaite, John, Teuri, Joseph, Hirshon, Unutea, Luc, Helene, ONG, Cara, Bouveret, Patrice, Ruff, Tilman A., International Dept, Australian Red Cross (Australia)], Smith, Nick, Okumura, Eiji, Valatx, Jean-Louis, Tardieu, Arlette, Hervieux, J. C., NOONAN, Anne, and Sercombe, Robert}
abstractNote = {Forty years after the first bomb in Moruroa, a conference to promote recognition and justice for all victims of nuclear tests. More than thirty speakers, scientists, legal experts, parliamentarians and members of associations from French Polynesia, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, the United States, Japan, the Netherlands and France debated on June 29-30, at the President's palace in Papeete, on the rights of the victims of nuclear tests to be recognized by nuclear powers. During this conference, we heard scientists explain very clearly that contamination and irradiation had widespread consequences including on the gene pool of the victims. Today, damage found on the chromosomes of Polynesian thyroid cancer patients who lived 1000 km away from Moruroa is ten times higher than damage found on average nuclear workers. Researchers tell us that many of those who worked on nuclear sites die earlier. Average life expectancy for the veterans from New Zealand is for example 51 years - and for most of them a life marred by suffering and cancers. Researchers tell us that conducting credible surveys is becoming more and more difficult as the impact of radiations that were absorbed 20, 30 or even 40 years earlier is getting more difficult to discern from damages due to old age or other illnesses. Testimonies and information given at this conference are indispensable for the public to realize the actual impact of the nuclear tests as well as show the elected representatives how urgent it is to meet the expectations of the victims. The suffering and strong discontent of the former test site workers moved the parliamentarians as well as the public. The strong words that were said will have to give a human face to the law we will have to implement in order to do justice to the victims. An impact of nuclear testing on health and environment are experienced by many peoples in the world. The testing nations are of course the ones who should compensate the victims. But there is also a responsibility by the international community and the leaders of great powers who have led the world into the race for nuclear armaments, which is today still taking place. The participants of the conference call on their respective governments to take the following actions so that truth and justice be given to the men and women who have suffered and continue to suffer today from the consequences of nuclear testing: - That the victims of nuclear tests be heard and that compensation be given according to the seriousness of damage to their health; - That the zones, islands and atolls devastated and contaminated by nuclear explosions be cleaned and forever free from nuclear threat; - That the international community be officially called upon in order to put an end to half a century of cold war. An international legislation should ensure that nuclear states acknowledge their responsibility with regard to the victims.}
place = {France}
year = {2006}
month = {Jun}
}