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"Fukushima is Here... Now What? A Town Hall Forum"

Thursday, October 17, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Cynthia Papermaster
1907 McGee Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703
Location Details:
BFUU, Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar St. @ Bonita, Berkeley

Urgent: "Fukushima is Here... Now What? A Town Hall Forum" Scientists are saying that Fukushima is here. What does this mean for us, and what can we do about it? October 17, 7:00 pm; BFUU, 1924 Cedar St., @ Bonita, Berkeley (2 blocks North and 3 blocks East of N. Berk. BART) Presented by BFUU Social Justice Committee, Fukushima Response Network, Codepink Golden Gate, No Nukes Action Committee Sliding scale $5-$10 donation, no one turned away; refreshments served; information, books, videos Are you wondering what's going on with the nuclear power plant in Fukushima and whether the effects of the Fukushima meltdown have reached California? What must we do to contain the problem? What should we be asking our officials to do, locally, nationally, internationally? Did you know about the campaign to ask the UN to appoint an International INDEPENDENT Commission of Experts (IICE) to handle the crisis? Do you know what to do to protect yourself from radiation? Speakers and videos will provide information on the situation and suggested actions. Come with your questions and concerns; you will leave with practical actions to take re. this critical situation. With John Bertucci, Fukushima Response Network Sonoma County; Professor Masaki Shimoji, anti-nuclear activist, Osaka Japan; Dr. Carol Wolman, Nick Thabit and Holly Harwood, Fukushima Response Network; Steve Zeltzer, KPFA, LaborFest; Chizu Hamada; Brad Newsham, "Fukushima is Here" project; Vic Sadot, "No Nuke Blues". Local and state officials invited; additional speakers TBA "We are now within two months of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis. There is no excuse for not acting. All the resources our species can muster must be focused on the fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4. Fukushima’s owner, Tokyo Electric (Tepco), says that within as few as 60 days it may begin trying to remove more than 1300 spent fuel rods from a badly damaged pool perched 100 feet in the air. The pool rests on a badly damaged building that is tilting, sinking and could easily come down in the next earthquake, if not on its own. Some 400 tons of fuel in that pool could spew out more than 15,000 times as much radiation as was released at Hiroshima. The one thing certain about this crisis is that Tepco does not have the scientific, engineering or financial resources to handle it. Nor does the Japanese government. The situation demands a coordinated worldwide effort of the best scientists and engineers our species can muster." Time for a Global Takeover: The Crisis at Fukushima 4, by HARVEY WASSERMAN 2013/09/20/the-crisis-at- fukushima-4/
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