2 Fukushima Anniversary Events! March 12 & 15/18.

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From Fukushima to Toronto
Monday March 12, 7 p.m.
Sydney Smith Hall, 100 St. George St, Rm. 2118, U of T


On March 11, 2011, the world’s largest industrial accident occurred – a triple nuclear meltdown – in Fukushima, Japan. An area up to 50 km was evacuated and 160,000 people displaced, most whom have yet to return. Plants and animals are genetically damaged . Hundreds of thousands of bags of radioactive soil are stranded around the countryside with no waste solution in site, and 300 tonnes of radioactive water flows into the Pacific Ocean daily, contaminating the food chain. The catastrophe is expected to cost the Japanese economy between $200 and $500 Billion.

At this anniversary event we'll address a new report by Dr. Ian Fairlie, radiation biologist from the UK. His report considers what would happen if a serious nuclear accident, similar in extent to what took place in Fukushima, were to happen at the Pickering Nuclear Station just east of Toronto. The answer is alarming, exacerbated by the fact that Pickering is surrounded by millions of people. Greenpeace is also releasing a new report about Fukushima that will be shared at this event. We'll also discuss viable alternatives to nuclear power in Ontario, and brainstorm how to achieve a renewable future.

Speakers include: Kyoko Yokama, Japanese citizen and filmmaker; Angela Bischoff and Jack Gibbons, Ontario Clean Air Alliance; and Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Greenpeace. There will be lots of time for questions and comments from the floor.

Co-sponsored by: Toronto Undergraduate Geography Society, Ontario Clean Air Alliance, Durham Nuclear Awareness (DNA)

Free. All welcome!

On Thur. March 15, there will be a similar event in Pickering (see below)

 & please sign these petitions: www.Close-Pickering.ca and www.BuyQuebecPower.ca

This is a Joint Human Geography and Environmental Geography Streams Seminar. Human Rights are Environmental Rights, and Environmental Rights are Human Rights too.

 

From Fukushima to Pickering
Thur. March 15, 7 p.m.
Pickering Public Library, 1 The Esplanade

 

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On March 11, 2011, the world’s largest industrial accident occurred – a triple nuclear meltdown – in Fukushima, Japan. An area up to 50 km was evacuated and 160,000 people displaced, most whom have yet to return. Plants and animals are genetically damaged. Hundreds of thousands of bags of radioactive soil are stranded around the countryside with no waste solution in site, and 300 tonnes of radioactive water flows into the Pacific Ocean daily, contaminating the food chain. The catastrophe is expected to cost the Japanese economy between $200 and $500 Billion.

At this event we will address a new report by Dr. Ian Fairlie, radiation biologist from the UK. His report considers what would happen if a serious nuclear accident, similar in extent to what took place in Fukushima, were to happen at the Pickering Nuclear Station just east of Toronto. The answer is alarming, exacerbated by the fact that Pickering is surrounded by millions of people. We'll also discuss viable alternatives to nuclear power in ON, and brainstorm how to achieve a renewable future. There will also be a theatrical performance and short film.

Speakers include: Kyoko Yokama, Japanese citizen and filmmaker; Angela Bischoff and Jack Gibbons, Ontario Clean Air Alliance. Theatrical performance by Broadleaf Theatre. There will be lots of time for questions and comments from the floor.

Co-sponsored by: Ontario Clean Air Alliance, Durham Nuclear Awareness (DNA)

Free, all welcome! 



And please sign the petitions: www.Close-Pickering.ca and www.BuyQuebecPower.ca