URANIUM, THE NUCLEAR CYCLE, AND THE THREATS TO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
Sunday July 22, 2pm
Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building, University of Adelaide
Arguably the most well-known anti-nuclear campaigner on the planet, Nobel Prize nominee Dr Helen Caldicott has spent the past four decades educating citizens on the environmental and health impacts of nuclear power.
The co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Dr Caldicott has been an outspoken critic of the entire nuclear cycle – from uranium mining to nuclear power.
She has consistently opposed uranium mining, nuclear power plants, and foreign nuclear waste in Australia.
She will be discussing the environmental and health impacts of the nuclear cycle, and especially uranium mining. This is an important issue for South Australia, home of Olympic Dam, set to become the world’s largest uranium mine.
Numerous environmental and Indigenous groups have raised concerns about the broader impacts of Olympic Dam, especially the lack of proper storage for the mine’s radioactive tailings.
This event is organised by Left Unity SA, an activist and educational organisation that seeks to unite progressive groups and individuals around common struggles for social justice and environmental integrity.
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