Humanity may be destroyed by its very own progress of successfully harvesting or releasing atomic energy. For my country and for me personally, this is not a concern: Kazakhstan was the first country who joined and signed for NWFZ in 2008. Our country learned an important lesson from the tragedy of Semei.
Nuclear weapons are not just short time weapons. They are long lasting guns, which will effect the environment for centuries. Kazakhstan tested around 456 nuclear bombs from 1949 until 1989. Most of them were tested close to the different villages to see the effects to humans, cattle and animal products, buildings and so on. This is only place where a population still lives in the territory of a nuclear test site. They are coping with extremely high rates of cancer and infant mortality. Furthermore, many mutilated children are born. It is very important to teach students the real facts related to nuclear test effects. The universities of Kazakhstan can teach unique courses on nuclear weapons and arms control, and visit the nuclear test sites and talk with the local people, study their cases and help them to overcome their fear and disease.
The aim of this project is to illustrate or present the results of nuclear explosions to world young speakers who is against to any nuclear test. By motivating them, they can be full of emotion and thirst after real experience in Semey Nuclear Test Site.