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A Brief History of Nuclear Mayhem and the Environmental Consequences of the Past 70 Years

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Date:
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Time:
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block North of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

Green Sunday, June 12th, 5 - 6:30 pm

A Brief History of Nuclear Mayhem and the Environmental Consequences of the Past 70 Years

We will be presenting a general overview of how nuclear power works, it's actual carbon footprint and cost and the many nuclear disasters resulting from it's relatively brief history. Fukushima is just the latest catastrophe and in a technologically advanced country, which begs the question, "Is there safe nuclear power?"

The waste from these plants becomes a problem for hundreds of thousands of years. We will explain why and the extraordinary measures needed to safeguard this material.

We will also highlight a few actions that people can take to oppose nuclear power, especially some related to the two existing California nuclear plants.

Our presenter, Dave Heller, has been an active Green Party member for over a decade, and is a current member of our County Council. He was our most recent local candidate for U.S. Congress, and in 2004 served as the Campaign Coordinator for Berkeley's "Instant Runoff Voting" campaign (Measure I). Dave earned a degree in physics from Bard College as well as a Masters of Architecture from The San Francisco Institute of Architecture.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 4:33PM
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