The meaning of Fukushima
24 Mar 2013 l radioecoshock
New York City: a dose of the awful truth from the long-term nuclear guardian,
Dr. Helen Caldicott. In her time to speak on the second anniversary of the
Fukushima Dai-ichi triple melt-down in Japan - Helen lays it out.
to increased radiation, toxic chemicals and climate change, life on earth is in
the Intensive Care Unit.
says it's up to us - we are all physicians for the Earth now. It's a powerful
speech from a famous force for sanity.
at the symposium "The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima
Nuclear Accident" by the Helen Caldicott Foundation and Physicians for
Nuclear Responsibility. Edited for radio by Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock. 31
Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident l March
11-12, 2013 Update: online archive now available
Symposium Update: online archive now available at live
stream link: http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf
The online permanent archive is available now: Thanks to
all who attended the symposium in person, and to the over 4300 people in more in 650 cities around the world who attended online. We
have had many requests and questions for/about the online archive. It is now up
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Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the
Fukushima Nuclear Accident l March 11-12, 2013
York Academy of Medicine, New York City, NY
unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading medical
and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts will make
presentations on and discuss the bio-medical and ecological consequences of the
Fukushima disaster, will be held at The New York Academy of Medicine on March
11-12, 2013, the second anniversary of the accident. The public is welcome.
A project of The Helen Caldicott Foundation,
the symposium is being co-sponsored by Physicians for Social
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.
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 – Thyroid Pathology in Children with Particular Reference to Chernobyl
Dr. Alexy Yablokov, Russian Academy of Sciences – Lessons from Chernobyl
Founder of Global Forum for Parliamentary Leaders on Global Survival – 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
Nuclear Engineer, Fairewinds Associates – What Did They Know and When Did They
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
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
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
Japanese concerned persons deeply appreciate Dr.Helen Caldicott 's initiative to hold this comprehensive, scientificaly and ethically just symposium on Fukushima disastor!
Unformtunately, jn Japan, this kind of symposium could not be organized and held due to various pressures.