4 Avril 2013
Beyond Nuclear's Cindy Folkers and Kevin Kamps were honored to be invited to present at the Helen Caldicott Foundation's symposium at the New York Academy of Medicine on the medical and ecological consequences of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, marking the two year anniversary of its beginning. The event was co-sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). Cindy presented on "Post-Fukushima Food Monitoring in the U.S.," and Kevin presented on "70 Years of Radioactive Risks in Japan and America."
Other presenters included: a videotaped message by former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who served during the first several months of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, and has since called for a complete nuclear power phaseout in Japan; Akio Matsumura, who has brought the dire risks of a high-level radioactive waste storage pool fire at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 to the attention of millions worldwide; Hisako Sakiyama, a member of the Japanese Parliament's Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission; biologist Timothy Mousseau, on the biological implications of "Chernobyl, Fukushima, and other Hot Places"; pediatrician Wladimir Wertelecki, on "Congenital Malformations in Rivne, Polossia (Ukraine) associated with the Chernobyl accident"; and many others.
The Helen Caldicott Foundation's executive director, Mali Lightfoot, has reported that in addition to the hundreds who attended the symposium in person, more than 4,300 people in 650 cities worldwide watched the event online via livestream.
Video of all presentations and the question and answer sessions are now available for viewing.