Dr. Caldicott to Speak in Adelaide

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.

For further information: pas.forgione@yahoo.com

 

6 Responses to Dr. Caldicott to Speak in Adelaide

  1. Alice Holmes August 15, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    Would love to know if any of Dr. Caldicott’s lectures are available with Japanese translation/ interpretation?…just watched ‘What We Learnt from Fukushima’ and would love to forward to some Japanese friends but they’d be lost in the English….

  2. Murphy August 15, 2012 at 1:52 am #

    Mckenna, some venues I find informative on what’s going on.

    Arnold Gundersen – http://fairewinds.org/

    Arnold Gundersen background – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Gundersen

    EneNews – http://enenews.com/

    Fukushima Diary – http://fukushima-diary.com/category/dnews/

    Nuke Professional – http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.co.uk/

  3. val mckenna August 5, 2012 at 1:05 am #

    Could I get some notes from helen on the japenese nuclear disaster ?

  4. Murphy August 4, 2012 at 3:42 am #

    Just a civilian passing by and notice your comment jean. Don’t fly myself so hadn’t thought about your question till now, cheers for prompting me to look right now. Found an easy to read chart helps understand doses. http://xkcd.com/radiation/

    Chart link came from this page, http://boingboing.net/2011/10/20/how-much-radiation-are-you-exp.html

  5. jean nichten July 19, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    When recently asking about radiation from the walk through X-ray machine at Los Angeles airport, I was told by an official that the amount of radiation exposure was equivalent to a few minutes of flying. I was reassured but later thought is flying then really bad?

  6. John Huston July 9, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    Dr. Caldicott, are you back (permanently) in Australia now? I left you a message some time ago about the scanning machines set for activation at all our international airports beginning this month (July, 2012). We are told there will be no “pat-down option”. I think this is scandalous. The people are being forced to pay with their tax money to be irradiated, all in the financial interest of the machine makers and to innure us to being pushed around as the Americans are….only worse. If we don’t want to go through these machines, which you say we should not do, what other choice do we have? Would like to hear your comment on this issue of importance to people who travel.

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