The recklessness of nuclear explosions, 1957
Catalogue reference: FO 371/129238



SOUTHEND AND DISTRICT PEACE COUNCIL


Chairman:
Rev. E. FOLEY, 33, Warrior Square, Southend-on-Sea.

Treasurer:

Secretary:
Mr. R. J. SIMPKINS,
Mrs. M. KNILL,
184, Westcliff Park Drive,
19, Lynton Road,
Westcliff-on-Sea.
Thorpe Bay.
Phone: Thorpe Bay 8152.
 

5th April, 1957.
The Foreign Secretary,
Foreign Office,
Whitehall, London.

 

Dear Sir,


More than 100 people attended a recent public meeting organised by the above organisation. The following resolution was passed unanimously:

"Believing that sufficent [sic] evidence now exists to indicate that the world level of radiation has become dangerously high, and that therefore the reckless continuation of nuclear explosions, apart from threatening the health of present populations is causing irreparable damage to genetic inheritance of generations yet unborn; we call upon the Governments of Great Britain, the United States and U.S.S.R. to suspend forthwith further tests, and to intensify efforts to obtain international agreement on the banning of all nuclear explosions."

We do earnestly beg you to give this your serious consideration, and to use your influence to help accomplish it.

Yours faithfully,
(signed) M. KNILL,
(Hon.Sec.)

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