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【events】THE FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR ACCIDENT: ONGOING LESSONS FOR BOSTON & NEW YORK via Coalition Against Nukes

RALPH NADER TO JOIN FORMER JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER NAOTO KAN AND OTHERS FOR NUCLEAR PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Seminars to focus on ongoing lessons from Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear catastrophe and the future of nuclear power in New York and Boston

Seminar Tuesday, Oct. 8 in NYC
Seminar Wednesday, Oct. 9 in Boston

NEW YORK (Oct. 7, 2013)—Ralph Nader, political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney, was recently added to the New York panel discussion which will address the lessons to be learned from the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident and the concerns regarding Indian Point Nuclear Power Station. Additional speakers on the panel include former Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan; former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Dr. Gregory Jaczko; former NRC Commissioner Peter Bradford; and nuclear engineer, Arnie Gundersen, and are scheduled to share their perspectives on nuclear safety for the city’s respective power plant and the future of nuclear power. The panel in New York will be moderated by the President of Riverkeeper, Paul Gallay and in Boston by WGBH’s Sean Corcoran. The panels will specifically speak to concerns regarding Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, now operating with an expired license in Buchanan, New York and Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts. There are multiple concerns regarding both plants’ overcrowded storage of spent nuclear fuel rods. Indian Point contains almost three times the amount of radioactive material in its spent fuel pools as Fukushima-Daiichi. The seminars will be held in New York City on Tuesday, Oct. 8 and in Boston on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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