Edmund Lengfelder, Germany

Categories: Lifetime Achievement and Special Recognition – 2014

After the Chernobyl catastrophe, the doctor and radiation biologist Edmund Lengfelder immediately went to the Chernobyl site to see the consequences for himself. In 1987, he published a detailed map of the Chernobyl contamination in southern Bavaria; in 1991, he founded a medical centre in Gomel, where to date well over 100,000 children and adults suffering from thyroid disease have been treated. He received the NFFA for his life’s work.

Hans Schuirer, Germany

Categories: Lifetime Achievement and Special Recognition – 2014

The resistance against the reprocessing plant in Wackersdorf was supported by the highest politician in the district: Hans Schuierer. The incorruptible district administrator refused the building permit, demonstrated together with his wife Lilo and supported the demonstrators in building their village of huts. This was tantamount to treason. In 1989 the Bavarian government decided not to build the reprocessing plant . He received the NFFA for his life’s work.

Joseph Laissin Mailong, Cameroon

Category Solution – 2014

Joseph Laissin Mailong is Cameroon’s Mr Windpower. He has installed various small wind turbines in south- and northwestern Cameroon to bring electricity to these remote regions. His inverter does not consume expensive materials and energy in its manufacture, as is common practice worldwide; it is made up largely of waste materials and is amazingly easy to maintain.

Aileen Mioko Smith, Japan

Category Education – 2014

Aileen Mioko Smith, chairperson of Green Action Kyoto, was instrumental in uncovering forged insurance documents that classified the loading of Fukushima reactors with plutonium mixed oxide fuel rods as safe. Because she repeatedly appeared in public as a revelator, she became a personalized center of resistance in Japan as early as the 1980s.

Golden Misabiko / DR Congo

Category Resistance – 2014

Golden Misabiko had made public in 2000 that the Kabila government had eight alleged coupists executed without trial. In 2009, the president of ASADHO published a report on the government’s involvement in illegal uranium mining at the decommissioned Shinkolobwe mine and exposed secret negotiations with the French nuclear power company AREVA.