Congressional Briefing

When:
September 20, 2012 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm GMT0
2012-09-20T18:00:00+00:00
2012-09-20T20:00:00+00:00
Where:
Cannon House Office Building – Room 121
Independence Ave SW & 1st St SE
Washington, DC 20024
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:

 

Update: Bipartisan Coalition Defeats Manhattan Project Park

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today led a bipartisan coalition of 180 Members of Congress to stand for veterans, for fiscal responsibility and friendship with the Japanese people, voting against H.R. 5987, which would have established a new national park celebrating the technological achievements of the Manhattan Project. Read more…

Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Congressman Dennis Kucinich
“It it is very difficult for me to sit here today and to listen objectively as the NRC and nuclear industry lobbyists tell us how much has been spent, and how much security has improved… . The facts and the independent experts tell us differently.”

This briefing for our representatives, sponsored by Representative Dennis Kucinich’s congressional office, had several aims.

  1. Focus attention on the medical effects of radiation exposure.
  2. Call for the phase out of nuclear power beginning with the rapid closure of Mark I and Mark 2 boiling water reactors in the US, in concert with plans to meet our energy needs through conservation, efficiency and renewable energy sources.
  3. Call for the decommissioning of any reactors with serious safety concerns or located in a seismic/tsunami prone area.
  4. Heighten the focus on the continuing catastrophe in Fukushima, Japan and especially in regards to spent fuel pool in the number 4 Reactor and this in relation to our unresolved issue of nuclear waste disposal here in the United States

Moderator: Brent Blackwelder, emeritus president of Friends of the Earth

Speakers

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