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Each packet contains approximately 20 mammoth grey stripe sunflower seeds. Sunflowers were used near Chernobyl to extract radionuclides cesium 137 and strontium 90 from contaminated ponds following the catastrophic nuclear reactor accident there. Now sunflowers have become the symbol of a world free of nuclear weapons. This came about after an extraordinary celebration of Ukraine achieving the status of a nuclear weapons free state. On June 1, 1996, Ukraine transferred the last of the 1900 nuclear warheads it had inherited from the former Soviet Union to Russia for dismantlement. Celebrating the occasion a few days later, the Defense Ministers of Ukraine, Russia, and the United States met at a former nuclear missile base in the Ukraine that once housed 80 SS-19 missiles aimed at the United States.
Take your data with you with this bamboo 4 GB USB drive, featuring the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation logo. Comes pre-loaded with a few NAPF files, including our annual report and some of our informational booklets. If you do not wish to keep these files, they can be easily deleted from the drive.
With this entry fee ($15 for adults ages 19+, $5 for youth ages 13-18), you may enter up to three poems in the 2020 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry contest. After submitting your payment, please follow the instructions to submit your poems and contact information via email.