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The earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan raised new concerns about the risk of another nuclear reactor disaster.  The explosion of the FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT gives our citizens cause to re-examine the risk assumed by the public. At this writing, the full extent of the damage to the plant, the community, and the environment is unknown - it will take years.

At the same time concerns over the high risks associated with extracting natural gas and as noted in a Financial Times article is "energy that comes from the same place as our drinking water. Extracting it had better be safe. The political fault lines over hydraulic fracturing (hence the term fracking) have been easy to predict for anyone paying attention to the controversies over climate change and genetically modified organisms. France’s national assembly voted to ban fracking while in the US its been full steam ahead in 32 states. These are high risk alternative energy sources. 

 

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Nuclear Power Plants and Global Warming by Helen Caldicott

On March 14, 2013 Dr. Helen Caldicott spoke to over 150 people at an event Sponsored by the Princeton Coalition for Peace http://www.peacecoalition.org/ and several other organizations at the Princeton United Methodist Church.

In this her passionate 60 minutes discussion Dr. Caldicott touched on areas of abolishing all nuclear weapons and power plants, the dire impacts of global warming, new updates on the effects of radiation releases at Fukushima, Japan and the need for people to become more politically active.Published on Mar 15, 2013

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