Come & hear Dr Helen Caldicott, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, in person:
Wed 22Aug 5.30pm for 6pm at National Press Club, 16 National Circuit, Barton:
FREE ENTRY, ALL WELCOME:
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Richard Dale, Society for Sustainability & Environmental Engineering. 0438 547911
NUCLEAR POWER CAUSES GLOBAL WARMING & OZONE DEPLETION
The enrichment of uranium releases 93% of the CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) annually in the USA which are 10,000-20,000 times more efficient global warmers than carbon dioxide while also releasing large quantities of CO2 – the primary agent of global warming .
When uranium is fissioned in a nuclear reactor it becomes 1 billion times more radioactive.
Nuclear power plants continually discharge radiation into the air and water and also produce massive amounts of radioactive waste which lasts for 500,000 years. There is no safe place to store nuclear waste.
Nuclear power destroys ecosystems. One million gallons of water per minute are required to cool a large nuclear plant which is then discharged into waterways where radioactive elements are reconcentrated by orders of magnitude at each step of the aquatic food chain.
A reactor meltdown could release as much radiation as that produced by the explosion of 1000 Hiroshima sized bombs.
There is no home or personal insurance available for nuclear accidents.
Dr. Helen Caldicott, Founder and President of NPRI
Dr. Helen Caldicott is the president of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute, the founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, the winner of the 2003 Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, and a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. Both the Smithsonian Institute and Ladies’ Home Journal named her one of the Most Influential Women of the 20th Century and she has honorary degrees from nineteen universities. She divides her time between Australia and the United States, where she has devoted the last thirty years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age.
Helen’s latest books will be on sale at her talk at the National Press Club on Wednesday 22 August from 5.30pm for 6pm and from “Paperchain” bookstore at Manuka.
They are: “NUCLEAR POWER IS NOT THE ANSWER TO GLOBAL WARMING”
& “THE NEW NUCLEAR DANGER, GEORGE BUSH’S MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX”
This event is part of National Engineering Week in conjunction with the Australian Science Festival and National Science Week.
ABC TV “Difference of Opinion” in 2007 opened with an examination of Australia’s nuclear future. Among the expert panel were Dr Ziggy Switkowski, the chairman of ANSTO – the national body in charge of nuclear research and development, and Dr Helen Caldicott – one of the world’s leading anti-nuclear activists: