Inverhuron and District Ratepayers Association (IDRA), Canada

Category Resistance – 2001

In 1985, Canadian sheep farmer Eugene Bourgeois fell into a hydrogen sulphide cloud from an Ontario Hydro reactor. In the citizens’ organization “Inverhuron and District Ratepayers Association (IDRA)” he found comrade-in-arms  and trained them as experts in hydrogen sulphide. Among other things, he found that 750,000 fuel rods should be stored above ground for at least 90 years.

David Lowry, Great Britain

Categories: Lifetime Achievement and Special Recognition – 2001

After radioactive sludge contaminated the Rio Puerco at Churchrock in 1979 and damaged the nuclear power plant “Three Mile Island”, David Lowry started to build up a network of informants and an archive of information about the nuclear industry. His speciality: carefully prepared parliamentary questions for members of the British House of Commons, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe.

Solange Fernex, France

Categories: Lifetime Achievement and Special Recognition – 2001

Since the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, biologist Solange Fernex has fought, struck, starved – and slept little – for the end of all nuclear weapons testing. She travelled the world with small luggage and called for disarmament and the renunciation of nuclear energy through microphones and megaphones: The 67-year-old pacifist Solange Fernex is considered the mother of the French anti-nuclear movement. She was awarded the NFFA for her life’s work.

Hans-Josef Fell, Germany

Category Solution – 2001

In addition to playing a decisive role in shaping the German “Law on the Priority of Renewable Energies”, which came into force on 1.4.2000 and caused a worldwide echo, Fell has helped to implement various support programmes for renewable energies, e.g. the market incentive programme for renewable energies and the tractor conversion programme from diesel to natural vegetable oils.

Kenji Higushi, Japan

Category Education – 2001

Thanks to the documentary work of photographer Kenji Higushi, more and more attention is being paid to the victims of civil nuclear fission. His first of eight volumes of photographs to date (Exposed Workers Disappear in the Dark) was conceived as educational material and quickly became a secret long seller. Even more successful: This is a nuclear plant (1991).

Kevin Buzzacott, Arabunna Nation/Australia

Category Resistance – 2001

In the language of whites, it is civil courage, for him as an aboriginal simply a duty. He will never stop fighting against uranium mining in the land of his people, the Arabunna, even though he has been repeatedly arrested and imprisoned for it. On June 10, he embarks on a three-month, three-thousand-kilometre peace march along the ancient Aboriginal songlines to Sydney.