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NNA ConfOn NUKE Whistleblowers Including Kei Sugaoka GE Inspector At Fukushima & NYC Conf
by No Nukes Action Committee
Sunday Mar 10th, 2013 9:50 AM
A conference on nuclear whistleblowers in San Francisco is on line and an international conference in NYC sponsored by Helen Caldicott on The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident in March 11-12, 2013 will be streamed live worldwide.
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NNA Conference On Nuclear Whistleblowers, Including Kei Sugaoka GE Inspector At Fukushima & NYC Caldicott Conference Streamed Live

Archives On 3/9/13 SF NNA Conference On Nuclear Whistleblowers, Including Kei Sugaoka GE Inspector At Fukushima

Archives are now available at IWJ-SF channel. Three separate files.

1 of 3 (180 minutes)
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/29868211
2 of 3 (60 minutes)
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/29871827
3 of 3 (54 minutes)
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/29872688

http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/nnac-hosts-nuclear-whistleblowers-at-march-9th-conference/
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Streamed NYC Press Conference On Contamination Of Soldiers On USS Ronald Reagan During Fukushima Meltdown
Symposium
UPDATE 3/7- Press conference: There will be a press conference 1:00 pm EST on Monday, March 11 with US Navy Quartermasters (retired) Maurice Enis and Jaime Plym who both suffered radiation exposure and subsequent health damage while serving on the USS Ronald Reagan during a Fukushima aid and rescue mission. Enis and Plym will discuss the lawsuit they joined against the nuclear plant’s owner, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), for misleading US officials about the extent of radiation released.
1pm-1:30pm Press conference: There will be a press conference with US Navy Quartermasters (retired) Maurice Enis and Jaime Plym who both suffered radiation exposure and subsequent health damage while serving on the USS Ronald Reagan during a Fukushima aid and rescue mission. Over 150 participants in the mission are reported to have since developed tumors, tremors, internal bleeding, hair loss and other health problems they attribute to radiation exposure. Enis and Plym will discuss the lawsuit they joined against the nuclear plant’s owner, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), for misleading US officials about the extent of radiation released.
http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf

Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident l March 11-12, 2013


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, President of the Board, OMNI-Net Ukraine Child Development Programs (current). Professor of Biomedical Anthropology (Adjunct) Graduate Program in Biomedical Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghamton, NY (2011-). Former Chair of the Department of Medical Genetics and Birth Defects, University of South Alabama, 1974-2010 - Congenital Malformations in Rivne Polossia and the Chernobyl Accident
Dr. Marek Niedziela, Professor of Pediatrics, Poznan (Poland) University of Medical Sciences – Differential diagnosis of ultrasonographic thyroid lesions in children
Dr. Alexy Yablokov, Russian Academy of Sciences – Lessons from Chernobyl
Akio Matsumura, Founder of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders – 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, Office of Science and Technology in charge of energy and the environment in the Johnson White House, and for 2 years under Nixon –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
Joseph Mangano, Executive Director, Radiation and Public Health Project, speaking on a new article about increases in newborn hypothyroidism.
Mary Olson, Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Southeast - Gender Matters in the Atomic Age
Cindy Folkers, Radiation and Health Specialist, Beyond Nuclear - Post-Fukushima Food Monitoring
Hiroaki Koide, Master of Nuclear Engineering, Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI), Specialist of Radiation Safety and Control.
Dr. Helen Caldicott, Founding President Physicians for Social Responsibility – The Nuclear Age and Future Generations

PROGRAM: March 11 and 12th 2013
The Japanese Prime Minister during the Fukushima crisis, Naoto Kan, will open the symposium with a special
videotaped message. He will be followed by another video message from Hiroaki Koide, Master of NuclearEngineering, Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI), Specialist of Radiation Safety and Control.Monday, March 119-9:15 Moderator Donald Louria, MD, Chairman Emeritus, Department of PreventiveMedicine and Community Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New JerseySession One: DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF ACCIDENT9: 15-9: 30 Former Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan (videotape)Opening Address**9:30-9:45 Hiroaki Koide, Master of Nuclear Engineering, Kyoto University Research ReactorInstitute (KURRI), Specialist of Radiation Safety and Control.**9: 45-10:15 Arnie Gunderson, Nuclear Engineer, Fairewinds AssociatesWhat Did They Know and When Did They Know it?**10:15-10:45 David Lochbaum, Union of Concerned ScientistsAnother Unsurprising Surprise**10:45-11:15 Coffee11:15-11:45 Hisako Sakiyama , Member of Fukushima Nuclear Accident IndependentInvestigation CommissionRisk Assessment of Low Dose Radiation in Japan: What Became Clear in the Diet FukushimaInvestigation Committee**11:45-12:15 Akio Matsumura, Global Forum for Parliamentary Leaders on Global SurvivalWhat Did the World Learn from the Fukushima Accident?**12:15-1:15 Questions1:15-2:15 LunchSession Two: THE MEDICAL AND ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES2:15-2:45 Steven Starr, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, University of MissouriThe Implications of Massive Radiation Contamination of Japan with Radioactive Cesium**2:45-3:15 Timothy Mousseau, Department of Biological Sciences, University South CarolinaChernobyl, Fukushima and Other Hot Places: Biological Implications**3:15-3:45 Ken Buesseler, Marine Scientist Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute,Fukushima Ocean Impacts3:45-4:15 Coffee415-4.45 Marek Niedziela, Department of Pediatrics, Poznan University of Medical Sciences,Poland (videotape)Thyroid Pathology in Children with Particular Reference to Chernobyl and Fukushima**4:45-5:15 David Brenner, Center for Radiological Research, College of Physicians andSurgeons. Columbia University,Living with Uncertainty About Low Dose Radiation Risks5:15-6:15 questionsTUESDAY, MARCH 12Session Three: THE MEDICAL CONSEQUENCES OF BOTH THE CHERNOBYL ANDFUKUSHIMA CRISES AS THEY RELATE TO NORTH AMERICA9:00-9:15 Session Chair: Andrew Kanter, Physicians for Social Responsibility.9:15 -9:45 Alexey Yablokov, Russian Academy of Sciences,Lessons from Chernobyl9:45-10:15 Wladimir Wertelecki, Department of Medical Genetics .University South AlabamaCongenital Malformations in Rivne, Polossia Associated with the Chernobyl Accident**10:15-10:45 Ian Fairlie, Radiation Biologist and Independent ConsultantThe Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima: Nuclear Source Terms, Initial Health Effects10:45-11:15 Coffee11: 15-11:45 Steve Wing, Gillings School of Public Health, University North CarolinaEpidemiological Studies of Radiation Releases from Nuclear Facilities: Lessons Past andPresent**11:45-12:00 Joe Mangano, Radiation and Public Health Project,Post Fukushima Increases in Newborn Hypothyroidism on the West Coast of USA**12:00 -12:30 Robert Alvarez, Institute for Policy Studies,Management of Spent Fuel Pools and Radioactive Waste12:30-1:30 Questions1:30:-2:30 Lunch2:30 -2: 45 Cindy Folkers, Beyond Nuclear, Post-Fukushima Food Monitoring in the US2.45-3.00 Mary Olson, Nuclear Information and Resource Services Gender Matters in theAtomic Age3.00-3.30 Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear Seventy Years of Radioactive Risks in Japan andAmerica**3:30-4.00 Coffee**4:00-4.30 David Freeman, Former Chair. Tennessee Valley AuthorityMy Experience with Nuclear Power**4:30-5.00 Herbert Abrams, Stanford University School of MedicineThe Hazards of Low Level Ionizing Radiation: Controversy and Evidence5:00-6.00 Questions6:00-6:30 Helen Caldicott Closing Remarks

PROGRAM: March 11 and 12th, 2013
The Japanese Prime Minister during the Fukushima crisis, Naoto Kan, will open the symposium with a special videotaped message: My Experiences as Prime Minister during the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. He will be followed by another video message from Hiroaki Koide, Master of Nuclear Engineering, Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI), Specialist of Radiation Safety and Control: Fukushima Daiichi, A Chronological Account of the Disaster
Monday, March 11
9-9:15 Moderator Donald Louria, MD, Chairman Emeritus, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey
Session One: DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF ACCIDENT
9: 15-9:30 Former Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan (videotape)
Opening Address
**
9:30-9:45 Hiroaki Koide, Master of Nuclear Engineering, Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI), Specialist of Radiation Safety and Control. (videotape)
Fukushima Daiichi: A Chronological Account of the Disaster
**
9: 45-10:15 Arnie Gundersen, Nuclear Engineer, Fairewinds Associates
What Did They Know and When Did They Know it?
**
10:15-10:45 David Lochbaum, Union of Concerned Scientists
Another Unsurprising Surprise
**
10:45-11:15 Coffee
**
11:15-11:45 Hisako Sakiyama , Member of Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission
Risk Assessment of Low Dose Radiation in Japan: What Became Clear in the Diet Fukushima Investigation Committee
**
11:45-12:15 Akio Matsumura, Founder of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders
What Did the World Learn from the Fukushima Accident?
**
12:15-1:00 Questions
**
1pm-1:30pm Press conference: There will be a press conference with US Navy Quartermasters (retired) Maurice Enis and Jaime Plym who both suffered radiation exposure and subsequent health damage while serving on the USS Ronald Reagan during a Fukushima aid and rescue mission. Over 150 participants in the mission are reported to have since developed tumors, tremors, internal bleeding, hair loss and other health problems they attribute to radiation exposure. Enis and Plym will discuss the lawsuit they joined against the nuclear plant’s owner, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), for misleading US officials about the extent of radiation released.
**
1:15-2:15 Lunch

Session Two: THE MEDICAL AND ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES

2:15-2:45 Steven Starr, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, University of Missouri
The Implications of Massive Radiation Contamination of Japan with Radioactive Cesium
**
2:45-3:15 Timothy Mousseau, Department of Biological Sciences, University South Carolina
Chernobyl, Fukushima and Other Hot Places: Biological Implications
**
3:15-3:45 Ken Buesseler, Marine Scientist Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute,
Fukushima Ocean Impacts
**
3:45-4:15 Coffee
**
415-4.45 Marek Niedziela, Department of Pediatrics, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland (videotape)
Differential diagnosis of ultrasonographic thyroid lesions in children
**
4:45-5:15 David Brenner, Center for Radiological Research, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Columbia University,
Living with Uncertainty About Low Dose Radiation Risks
**
5:15-6:15 questions

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

Session Three: THE MEDICAL CONSEQUENCES OF BOTH THE CHERNOBYL AND

FUKUSHIMA CRISES AS THEY RELATE TO NORTH AMERICA

9:00-9:15 Session Chair: Andrew Kanter, Physicians for Social Responsibility.

9:15 -9:45 Alexey Yablokov, Russian Academy of Sciences,
Lessons from Chernobyl

9:45-10:15 Wladimir Wertelecki, Former Chair, Department of Medical Genetics University South Alabama
Congenital Malformations in Rivne, Polossia Associated with the Chernobyl Accident
**
10:15-10:45 Ian Fairlie, Radiation Biologist and Independent Consultant
The Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima: Nuclear Source Terms, Initial Health Effects
**
10:45-11:15 Coffee
**
11: 15-11:45 Steve Wing, Gillings School of Public Health, University North Carolina
Epidemiological Studies of Radiation Releases from Nuclear Facilities: Lessons Past and Present
**
11:45-12:00 Joe Mangano, Radiation and Public Health Project,
Post Fukushima Increases in Newborn Hypothyroidism on the West Coast of USA
**
12:00 -12:30 Robert Alvarez, Institute for Policy Studies,
Management of Spent Fuel Pools and Radioactive Waste
**
12:30-1:30 Questions
1:30:-2:30 Lunch
**
2:30 -2: 45 Cindy Folkers, Beyond Nuclear,
Post-Fukushima Food Monitoring in the US
**
2.45-3.00 Mary Olson, Nuclear Information and Resource Services
Gender Matters in the Atomic Age
**
3.00-3.30 Kevin Kamps, Specialist in High Level Waste Management and Transportation, Beyond Nuclear.
Seventy Years of Radioactive Risks in Japan and America
**
3:30-4.00 Coffee
**
4:00-4.30 David Freeman, Former Chair, Tennessee Valley Authority
My Experience with Nuclear Power
**
4:30-5.00 Herbert Abrams, Stanford University School of Medicine
The Hazards of Low Level Ionizing Radiation: Controversy and Evidence
**
5:00-6.00 Questions
**
6:00-6:30 Helen Caldicott Closing Remarks