Best of 2011: Dr. Caldicott’s speech in New Hampshire three weeks after Fukushima
This week, we hear a repeat of Dr. Caldicott’s March 31, 2011 lecture in Hanover, New Hampshire, three weeks after the Japan earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Fukushima nuclear power plant. She discusses the dangers of radioactive elements and the future of the planet. Note: Dr. Caldicott is convening a two-day international symposium on the medical and ecological effects of Fukushima on March 11 and 12, 2013 at the New York Academy of Medicine. The public is welcome. Details at nuclearfreeplanet.org. At the start of her lecture, Dr. Caldicott refers to the book Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout. She also mentions her appearance on Democracy Now, debating George Monbiot, after Fukushima. Later in the talk, she refers to her still-relevant book about the present nuclear danger, The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush’s Military-Industrial Complex and her latest book, If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Save the Earth. For background on this episode, read Dr. Caldicott’s recent articles on Fukushima, Unsafe at Any Dose and How nuclear apologists mislead the world over radiation. Watch her April 9 presentation at the recent Chernobyl conference in Berlin [note: about three minutes of the beginning of the speech are missing, and there is some occasional cross-talk from translaters at the beginning]. See her press conference in Montreal about how Fukushima will dwarf the Chernobyl catastrophe. Listen to her debate about the ramifications of Fukushima with George Monbiot and Laurence Williams. Read her interview with CNN: Nuclear radiation ‘the greatest health hazard’. For the very latest on Fukushima, read Fukushima’s Apocalyptic Threat Demands Immediate Global Action and watch this May 17 TV interview with Professor Christopher Busby from the European Committee on Radiation Risks, “Situation at Fukushima Out of Control.” For more background on the hazards of nuclear power, read Dr. Caldicott’s book Nuclear Power is Not the Answer and visit NuclearFreePlanet.org and BeyondNuclear.org. And also read the article 417,000 cancers forecast for Fukushima 200 km contamination zone by 2061 and Life in the Zone: What we’re still learning from Chernobyl (this article requires payment). And be sure to listen to Dr. Caldicott’s interview with Janette Sherman, M.D. about the 2009 New York Academy of Sciences report which documents that nearly 1,000,000 people have died as a result of the Chernobyl meltdown
(Dr. Caldicott refers to the report in her speech, and it can be downloaded for free here).