Prime Minister of St Kitts & Nevis and Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr. Denzil Douglas, has asked for an immediate stop to the shipping of radioactive materials through the Caribbean Ocean, a route which he said is “unacceptable and injurious”.
The CARICOM Chairman went on by saying that “It has become intolerable to the governments and people of the Caribbean, as it compromises the rich but fragile ecosystem, and puts at risk the very existence of the people…”.
On the horizon of this matter, a new shipment of Vitrified High Level Waste is suspected to leave the United Kingdom for Japan, travelling through the Caribbean Sea. CARICOM strongly supports the decision to stop the transports of such shipments in our waters, said the Prime Minister.
The community pleads with those who are responsible for the transportation of these harmful materials, to cease them instantly.