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FUKUSHIMA AT 5, CHORNOBYL AT 30: OPPORTUNITIES MISSED, LESSONS NOT LEARNED

 

 The 5th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster seems an apt time to recall the advice of philosopher and essayist George Santayana, who warned: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  Regrettably, the Orwellian truth is that the history of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster is not only being “forgotten;” it is being radically altered by what the late Jeff Patterson, past President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, called “nuclear industry SCUM: Secrecy, Cover-Up, and Rising Sun Flag RadioactiveMinimization,” that nuclear industry advocates and their supporters in governments proliferate.  This inevitably results in opportunities being missed, and lessons going unlearned.

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NEIS Events: Remembering Chornobyl, Mourning Fukushima. & Radiation Exposure and Health.

Posted April 15, 2011

Remembering Chornobyl, Mourning Fukushima.
A series of events commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster, and lessons learned from the current nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan.
Monday, April 25: 

  • Memorial Service, 4-5 p.m. Henry Moore Sculpture to Atomic Energy, 56th and Ellis, Univ. of Chicago Campus
  • “Déchets – Waste”, a French documentary on nuclear waste, Univ. of Chicago Campus, Hyde Park, Chicago, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26: Chornobyl anniversary

  • International Radioactive Waste Awareness Day, leafleting and handing out personal-sized bits of “radioactive waste” — downtown Chicago – 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. (volunteers needed)
  • “Radiation Exposure and Health: From Chernobyl to Japan and Beyond,” DePaul Univ. Campus, Lincoln Park, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 28:

  • “Déchets – Waste”, a French documentary on nuclear waste, Loyola University Lake Shore Campus, 7 p.m.

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Radiation Exposure and Health.
From Chernobyl to Japan and Beyond.
Tuesday, April 26:
6:30 ~ 8:30 p.m.
Depaul University McGowan South (1110 W. Belden) Room # 108 [map]
Speakers: 

  • JEFF PATTERSON: Past President, Physicians for Social Responsibility, USA
  • DAVE KRAFT: Director, Nuclear Energy Information Service

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