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nuclear-free zone

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(Environmental Science) an area barred, esp by local authorities, to the storage or deployment of nuclear weapons
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nuclear-free zone

[ˌnjuːklɪəfriːˈzəʊn] nzona denuclearizzata
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As Middlesbrough Councillor Bob Kerr explained in 1985, "a Nuclear Free Zone did not mean we think we are defending the town against missile attack, it is a defence against the Government's attempt to persuade people that it was possible to survive a nuclear attack".
According to new University of Maryland poll, pressure for such a nuclear free zone has grown with the potential for Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon, possibly leading to a regional arms race.
The CND, for example always held very large and successful rallies and were a very vocal presence here in the '60s and '70s and there is this mentality that seems to regard Wales as almost a nuclear free zone.
Egypt has sent a high-level protest to dozens of European countries expressing "astonishment and regret" at their refusal to endorse Cairo's call for a Middle East nuclear free zone at a conference last month.
With Tony Blair desperate to develop nuclear power across the UK, and his ministers keen to back him, it would not be taken very well were you to declare Scotland a nuclear free zone, would it?
One of the first made us a nuclear free zone but since Knowsley has been formed, nuclear bombs are the least of our worries.
When the International Atomic Energy Agency was considering the issue of Iran in early February, Arab states again urged the adoption of a nuclear free zone.
He was also a member of the board of directors of South Tyneside Groundwork Trust, the Nuclear Free Zone Metropolitan Districts Forum, Tidy Britain Group - Going for Green and the Tyne Port Health Authority.
The resolution passed at the recent annual conference on changing the 1987 Nuclear Free Zone Act to again allow nuclear-powered ships into our waters demonstrates the thinking of presumably a majority of National Party members.
A nuclear free zone since 1995, the Dine people have survived the operation of over 1100 uranium mines on their lands.
Egypt wants Israel to sign the agreement and join talks aimed at ensuring the Middle East becomes a nuclear free zone.
There have been three sets of nuclear disarmament negotiations and their treaties which have a bearing on French nuclear testing: the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT), the comprehensive test ban treaty (CTBT) and the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (SPNFZ).

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