Nuclear Power as "Greenhouse Solution"? Environmental and Public Health Issues

Room: 119
28.08.2010, Sat 10.30 - 12.00

Organizer: Robert Gould, MD

Dr. Ian Fairlie, Independent Consultant on Radioactivity in the Environment, Board Member of UK Medact; Peter Wilk, MD, Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Washington DC; Robert Gould, MD, President, SF-Bay Area PSR, Associate Pathologist, Kaiser Hospital, San Jose, CA.

This panel will examine environmental and public health issues posed by the current push for a new generation of nuclear power plants. Dr. Fairlie will examine recent authoritative evidence of increased childhood cancers near nuclear power stations informed by the experience of UK, US and German nuclear sites. Dr. Peter Wilk and Dr. Robert Gould will review broad legacy and current issues regarding safety, waste and weapons proliferation, including a focus on PSR's work to oppose nuclear power's role as a core component of Obama Administration energy and climate change policy.- Powerpoint presentations followed by questions and answers. Interactive facilitated dialogue.