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Mitchel Cohen <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:05:39 -0500
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Yes, I am friendly with quite a few excellent speakers on nukes:

Ken Gale (WBAI ecological reporter) is VERY knowledgable
Karen Charman
Karl Grossman
Harvey Wasserman
Michio Kaku

to start ...
many others too

There is a major event coming up:

The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
The New York Academy of Medicine
March 11th, 2013 – March 12th, 2013


2 DAY REGISTRATION      $60.00

Contact the Organizer
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The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029, USA
Date and Time
March 11th, 2013 – March 12th, 2013
A unique, two-day symposium at which an 
international panel of leading medical and 
biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and 
policy experts will make presentations on and 
discuss the bio-medical and ecological 
consequences of the Fukushima disaster, will be 
held at The New York Academy of Medicine on March 
11-12, 2013, the second anniversary of the accident. The public is welcome.

Chaired by Donald Louria, MD, Chairman Emeritus 
of the Department of Preventive Medicine and 
Community Health of the University of Medicine 
and Dentistry, New Jersey, the symposium is a 
project of The Helen Caldicott Foundation.

The Presenters:
The event will be chaired by Donald Louria, MD: 
Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Preventive 
Medicine and Community Health, University of 
Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey.

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr. Tim Mousseau, Professor of Biological 
Sciences, University of South Carolina – 
Chernobyl, Fukushima and Other Hot Places, Biological Consequences

Ken Buesseler, Marine Scientist, Woods Hole 
Oceanographic Institute –Consequences for the 
Ocean of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident

David Lochbaum, The Union of Concerned Scientists 
– Another Unsurprising Surprise

Dr. Wladimir Wertelecki, Chairman, Department of 
Medical Genetics and Birth Defects, University of 
South Alabama– Congenital Malformations in Rivne 
Polossia associated with the Chernobyl Accident

Dr. Marek Niedziela, Professor of Pediatrics, 
Poznan (Poland) University of Medical Sciences – 
Thyroid Pathology in Children with Particular 
Reference to Chernobyl and Fukushima

Dr. Alexy Yablokov, Russian Academy of Sciences – Lessons from Chernobyl

Akio Matsumura, Founder of Global Forum for 
Parliamentary Leaders on Global Survival – What 
did the World Learn from the Fukushima Accident?

Robert Alvarez, Senior Scholar, Institute for 
Policy Studies, formerly of DoE - Management of 
Spent Fuel Pools and Radioactive Waste

Arnie Gundersen, Nuclear Engineer, Fairewinds 
Associates – What Did They Know and When Did They Know It?

Dr. David Brenner, Higgins Professor Radiation 
Biophysics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
Columbia University – Mechanistic Models for 
Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Living Systems

Dr. Steven Wing, Associate Professor 
Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public 
Health, University North Carolina - Epidemiologic 
studies of radiation releases from nuclear 
facilities: Lessons past and present.

Steven Starr, Senior Scientist, Physicians for 
Social Responsibility, Clinical Laboratory 
Science Program Director, University of Missouri 
- The implications of the massive contamination 
of Japan with radioactive cesium

David Freeman, Engineer and Attorney, Former 
Chairman of TVA and Science Advisor to President 
Jimmy Carter –The Rise and Fall of Nuclear Power

Dr. Ian Fairlie, Radiation Biologist and 
Independent Consultant on Radiation Risks, Former 
Scientific Secretary to UK Government’s Committee 
Examining Radiation Risks from Internal Emitters 
– The Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima: Nuclear 
Source Terms, Initial Health Effects

Andrew S. Kanter, MD MPH FACMI, Immediate 
Past-President of Physicians for Social 
Responsibility – Moderator, Health Effects Panel.

Dr. Hisako Sakiyama, Doctor of Medicine, Former 
Senior Researcher in National Institute 
Radiological Sciences, Member of Fukushima 
Nuclear Accident Independent Investigative 
Commission  - Risk Assessment of Low Dose 
Radiation in Japan; What Became Clear to The 
National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident 
Independent Investigation Commission

Dr. Herbert Abrams, Stanford University, Emeritus 
Professor Radiology, Stanford University, Member 
Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation 
Committee National Academy Sciences (BEIR V11)  - 
"The Hazards of Low-level Ionizing Radiation: Controversy and Evidence."

Kevin Kamps, Specialist in High Level Waste 
Management and Transportation, Beyond Nuclear – 
Seventy Years of Radioactive Risks in Japan and America

Dr. Helen Caldicott, Founding President 
Physicians for Social Responsibility – The Nuclear Age and Future Generations

At 05:52 PM 1/29/2013, Steve Nadel wrote:
DOes anyone have any connections to get someone 
to talk as part of conference on the issues of 
all the license extensions on the nuclear power plants.
 From my reading, even the original design 
engineers are saying we never anticipated these 
plants operating longer than 40 years.  The whole 
safety issue of radiation damage to steel (& how 
much of the cooling tubes & other steelworks are 
leaking and embrittled already from 40 years of 
radiation hardening) is a well known issue in 
nuclear engineering circles that is completely 
kept out of the public limelight & such discussions as Indian Point.
On Jan 29, 2013, at 11:14 AM, Mitchel Cohen 
<<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>>    * 
>> <>Survey: 
>> Should Indian Point 
>> <>'s 
>> operating permits be extended Jan 28, 2013 
>> |  ... 2013 marks 50 years of nuclear power 
>> generation at Indian Point in Buchanan. Should 
>> Indian Point's operating permits be extended for another ...
>>    * 
>> <> 
>Please click on the link and Vote NO on keeping 
>the Indian Point nuclear power plant open, . 
>It's a very close vote right now ....
>Ring the bells that still can ring,  Forget your perfect offering.
>There is a crack, a crack in everything, That's how the light gets in.
>~ Leonard Cohen

Ring the bells that still can ring,  Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack, a crack in everything, That's how the light gets in.
~ Leonard Cohen