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Spark Speaker Series: “Three Years After Fukushima: Lessons Learned from the Disaster and The Future of Indian Point”

When:
February 25, 2014: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Where:
900 Broadway, Suite 202 map
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Green Drinks NYC invites you to a lively evening at its SPARK SPEAKER SERIES with a focus on Japan’s Fukushima Reactor disaster and New York’s Indian Point Nuclear Reactor and how to manifest a green energy future. Riverkeeper Hudson River Program Director Phillip Musegaas will take part in a panel discussion at The Moderns titled “Three Years After Fukushima: Lessons Learned from the Disaster and The Future of Indian Point.”

The nuclear disaster at Fukushima continues to unfold nearly three years after that fateful day, March 11, 2011. The lives and livelihoods of tens of thousands of Japanese have been irreparably harmed with devastating human, economic and environmental consequences. Here in the United States, what lessons have we heeded from this disaster? What are U.S. regulators doing to better protect the hundreds of millions of Americans who live near one of the nation’s 100 operating nuclear reactors, including the Indian Point nuclear plant, 38 miles north of New York City? What are some of the known risks at the Indian Point plant and what is being done to address them?

Riverkeeper has a long history of work on Indian Point safety and environmental issues, including its current active legal challenge to Indian Point’s re-licensing by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Appearing with him is and journalist Susan Q. Stranahan and Edwin Lyman, a nationally recognized nuclear power safety expert from the Union of Concerned Scientists and the author (with Dave Lochbaum and Susan Q. Stranahan) of the Feb, 2014 book, Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster.” Hosting the event is Paul E. McGinniss.

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