Fukushima: Ongoing Lessons for New York – Ralph Nader


Samuel Lawrence Foundation

Published on Oct 28, 2013

Ralph Nader, renowned public advocate, attorney and author, provides a detailed history of the inception of nuclear power in the United States as well as the dark, unsustainable legacy created by this energy generation gamble. He explains why nuclear power is “unnecessary, uneconomic, unsafe, uninsurable, unevacuable, unfinanceable, unaccountable and undemocratic” with tax payers subsidizing an industry that privatizes gains and publicizes losses.

“Fukushima: Ongoing Lessons for New York & Boston” symposium series took place on October 7 & 8, 2013 at the 92nd Street Y in New York, NY and Massachusetts State House in Boston, MA.

Citizen-organized and hosted, it was created in order to provide a public dialogue independent of the nuclear industry and allow distinguished individuals from government, regulatory agencies, industry, public oversight and environmental action to speak on the issue of nuclear safety and the future of nuclear power globally.

Key speaker:

Naoto Kan
Former Prime Minister of Japan during the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster
www.n-kan.jp

Additional speakers:

Dr. Gregory Jaczko
Former Chairman of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission during the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster
www.jaczkolegalfund.com

Ralph Nader
Public advocate, lawyer & author, Public Citizen
www.nader.org
www.citizen.org

Arnie Gundersen
Nuclear engineer & analyst, Fairewinds Associates & expert witness following the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear disaster
www.fairewinds.org

Peter Bradford
Former Commissioner of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission during the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear disaster & former Chair of the New York and Maine utility regulatory commissions

Introduction by Jean-Michel Cousteau
Ocean Futures Society
www.oceanfutures.org

Moderation by Paul Gallay
Riverkeeper
www.riverkeeper.org

Conference organized by The Samuel Lawrence Foundation www.samuellawrencefoundation.org

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics
Nuclear

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