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Nuclear warship protests: Nelson (2 o 3)

Nuclear warship protests: Nelson

The anxiety that nuclear-warship visits could make ports a target for attack by perceived Cold War enemies is highlighted in this placard at an anti-nuclear protest in Nelson in November 1983. A related fear was that nuclear-propelled ships could have an accident while in port and leak deadly radiation.

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Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson Daily Mail Collection
Reference: NM 5746

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Gerald Hensley, 'Cold War - The last decade: the 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/32714/nuclear-warship-protests-nelson (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by Gerald Hensley, published 20 Jun 2012