Thu, Feb 28, 2013: The Nuclear Safety Issue

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Join us for a free public lecture at 7-9pm on February 28th, 2013 in Room 144 (east end of the building on the ground floor) at University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON by:

Tom Davis
and
Richard Denton, M.D. President, Physicians for Global Survival

on

The Nuclear Safety Issue
Uranium mining. processing and reprocessing. Tritium. Thorium. Types of reactors. Energy production. Waste storage.

Bio

Tom Davis
no bio submitted

Richard Denton
I’ve been a country family doctor for 35 years and have been working for the prevention of nuclear war since the 1980’s. As President of PGS Canada, I’ve been working on a moratorium on uranium mining and export and on curbing the expansion of nuclear power. I have travelled extensively around the world, including Japan in 1977. Japan has suffered two nuclear bombs and now the disaster of Fukushima. Both have and will kill thousands of people, through external and internal radiation respectively. We need to eliminate nuclear weapons to prevent accidents, miscalculation, terrorist attacks or countries waging war against each other using their nuclear bombs.

Readings
• Mycle Schneider et al : 2010–2011 world nuclear industry status report. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Jul2011, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p60-7718p, 3 Graphs; DOI: 10.1177/0096340211413539
• Robert Peter Gale, Alexander Baranov, If the unlikely becomes likely: Medical response to nuclear accidents. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Mar2011, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p10-189p; DOI: 10.1177/0096340211399849
• Duyeon Kim, Jungmin Kang, Where nuclear safety and security meet. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Jan2012, Vol. 68 Issue 1, p86-938p; DOI: 10.1177/0096340211433021
• Sonja D. Schmid, When safe enough is not good enough: Organizing safety at Chernobyl. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Mar2011, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p19-2911p; DOI: 10.1177/0096340211399404
• Allison Macfarlane, It’s 2050: Do you know where your nuclear waste is? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Jul2011, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p30-367p; DOI: 10.1177/0096340211413357
• Jan Beyea, The scientific jigsaw puzzle: Fitting the pieces of the low-level radiation debate. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May2012, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p13-2816p; DOI: 10.1177/0096340212445025
• Colin K. Hill, The low-dose phenomenon: How bystander effects, genomic instability, and adaptive responses could transform cancer-risk models. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May2012, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p51-588p; DOI: 10.1177/0096340212444874
• Paul Slovic, The perception gap: Radiation and risk. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May2012, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p67-759p; DOI: 10.1177/0096340212444870
• Sander Greenland, Underestimating effects: Why causation probabilities need to be replaced in regulation, policy, and the law. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May2012, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p76-838p; DOI: 10.1177/0096340212444873
• World Health Organization: Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident. (summary): http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2005/pr38/en/index.html
• American Nuclear Society: What happaned and what didn’t in the TMI-2 accident. (Summary) http://www.new.ans.org/pi/resources/sptopics/tmi/whathappened.php
• Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, The Armageddon test: Preventing nuclear terrorism. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Sep2009, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p60-7011p

About this lecture series
Click here for the Vital Discussions of Human Security poster
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This lecture is part of the series Confronting a Nuclear Age and the Vital Discussions of Human Security series which are both co-sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace and Voice of Women for Peace.

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