Dr. Helen Caldicott Gives A Presentation on Nuclear Matters for N.H. Peace Action


Gepubliceerd op 14 nov 2013

Dr. Helen Caldicott Gives A Presentation on “Fukushima, Nuclear Power & Nuclear War” At NH Peace Action’s 31st Annual Event and Fund Raiser in Concord, NH. She reviews the current efforts at the heavily damaged Fukushima reactor 4 to remove the physically and radioactively hot fuel rods from the spent fuel pool. She explains how underground water from the surrounding hillside is mixing with the leaking radioactive water from the reactor and going into the ocean. She cautions people the world-over NOT to eat any food from Japan. Alaska is now experiencing radiation from Fukushima in its coastal waters.


2 responses to “Dr. Helen Caldicott Gives A Presentation on Nuclear Matters for N.H. Peace Action

  1. Fukushima CHAT w/ Gundersen, Caldicott & Wasserman 16/12/2013

    Published on: Dec. 20, 2013
    The Introduction takes approx. 4 minutes. So if you already know Dr. Helen Caldicott, Arnie Gundersen, and Harvey Wasserman, just skip to the 4 minute mark.
    Arnie Gundersen is founding chief engineer of Fairewinds Energy Education, a non profit organization dedicated to educating the public about nuclear power and other energy issues. In the past he was an energy advisor with 39-years of nuclear power engineering experience and a former nuclear industry senior vice president. During his industry career, Arnie managed and coordinated projects at 70-nuclear power plants around the country. Now an independent nuclear engineering and safety expert, Arnie has provided testimony on nuclear operations, reliability, safety, and radiation issues to the NRC, Congressional and State Legislatures, and Government Agencies and Officials throughout the US, Canada, and internationally. In 2008, he was appointed by the Vermont Senate President to be the first Chair of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant Oversight Panel.He is regarded as one of the leading nuclear experts who is conveying the truth about the dangers of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants and the global threats from the on-going release of radiation. His website is FaireWinds.org

    Dr. Helen Caldicott is perhaps the single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to counter the nuclear and environmental crises. She has a medical degree from the University of Adelaide and was a pediatric instructor Harvard Medical School until 1980 when she resigned to work full time on the prevention of nuclear war. She co-founded the Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization of 23,000 doctors committed to educating their colleagues about the dangers of nuclear power, nuclear weapons and nuclear war. Dr. Caldicott has received numerous awards, was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by Linus Pauling and has 21 honorary degress. The Smithsonian has named Dr. Caldicott as one of the most influential women of the 20th century.

    She has written many articles and books, her latest being “Nuclear Power is Not the Answer to Global Warming or Anything Else.” Her website is http://www.HelenCaldicott.com

    Prof. Harvey Wasserman is a professor of history at Columbus State College and Capital University in Ohio. He is an investigative journalist, author and has been a national voice in the anti-war and anti-nuclear movements for over four decades. He is also a senior advisor for Greenpeace USA and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service and founder of Solartopia.org, a grassroots endeavor to promote a green-powered earth. Among his many books are “George W Bush vs. the Superpower of Peace” and his articles appear frequently on Counterpunch, Alternet, NukeWatch, Huffington Post and others.

    Harvey can also be heard every Monday afternoon at 3 pm Eastern as host of “Green Power and Wellness” on the Progressive Radio Network. His website is Solartopia.org

    What the Japanese Government Isn’t Saying About Fukushima

    Testimony of a Fukushima Evacuee, http://youtu.be/TlWslcjHlPo

  2. Gepubliceerd op 26 feb 2013
    With two decades to go before it can reprocess spent nuclear fuel, the US will have to bury nearly 70,000 tons of it, a research lab reports. It comes after Congress and the Obama administration defunded a planned nuclear waste repository in 2011.

    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a facility that does research for the Department of Energy (DOE), said that “about 68,450 [metric tons] or about 98 percent of the total current inventory by mass, can proceed to permanent disposal without the need to ensure retrievability for reuse or research purposes” in its report, published near the end of 2012. The rest of the waste, the report said, could be kept available for research on fuel reprocessing and storage.

    The report was fairly obscure until being cited in a DOE document that showed plans to find a new permanent waste dump after Congress and the Obama administration cut funding for the Yucca Mountain repository in 2011.

    Reprocessing has little support in Washington due to concerns that spent fuel could fall into the wrong hands. Nevertheless the DOE started looking into reprocessing methods in 2005.

    But following the March 2011 disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, US officials became wary of recycling radioactive waste.

    The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, co-chaired by Energy Secretary Steven Chu, said that “no currently available or reasonably foreseeable reactor and fuel cycle technology developments – including advances in reprocessing and recycling technologies – have the potential to fundamentally alter the waste management challenges the nation confronts over at least the next several decades, if not longer” in a report.

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    Broadcast Date: 25 Feb. 2013

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