You may have wondered all this time whether the Fukushima disaster is as bad as is being reported. Or, whether nuclear power is a good way to combat climate disruption. Or, whether nuclear critics are being too harsh on the nuclear industry and its regulator agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
If you are sincere in your questioning, then you must set aside the time to hear – from the horses’ mouths – the answers to those questions:
The Coalition against Nukes, in cooperation with many others, has assembled a who’s who panel of experts to answer those and other important questions about nuclear power. This panel is presenting its findings over two days at presentations in New York (Oct. 8th), and Boston (Oct. 9th). These will be livecast on those two days, and will be made available online for 30 days past the livecasts.
This presentation draws on the expertise of no less than:
- Naoto Kan, former Prime Minister of Japan during the Fukushima disaster, who has recently called for the worldwide phase out of nuclear power
- Gregory Jaczko, former Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, forced out under industry pressure for his determined attempt to implement “lessons from Fukushima” quickly at U.S. reactors
- Arnie Gundersen, nuclear engineer and now watchdog
- Peter Bradford, former NRC Commissioner, on the Commission during the Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown in the U.S.
- Ralph Nader, citizen activist extraordinaire, and long time nuclear critic.
This long presentation (2h 40 min, plus Q&A) is more than enough to bring into focus the obvious failings and weaknesses of nuclear power and the systems which attempt to support it. It provides an updated view of the current national and international nuclear issues, and how they are or are not being addressed. And it lays out in no uncertain terms and with the backing of the professional expertise of people with decades of personal experience in and with the nuclear industry, why nuclear power must end — and quickly.
NEIS will attempt to schedule a viewing of this program, with attendant discussion, within the next month. Watch our Calendar Page on the website for details. O