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August 15 – Melbourne – Panel “Harm done Harm to come” – Australian uranium, the Fukushima catastrophe and the dangers of Indian nuclear power
Please join the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and the Australian Conservation Foundation for the opportunity to hear from two highly respected authorities on nuclear issues in India and Japan.
HARM DONE/HARM TO COME:
Australian uranium, the Fukushima catastrophe and the dangers of Indian nuclear power
FRIDAY 15 AUGUST, 2014
6.30 – 8 pm
MELBOURNE CITY CONFERENCE CENTRE
333 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000
M. V. RAMANA
Professor of Physics at Princeton University with the Nuclear Futures Laboratory, and author of The Power of Promise: Examining Nuclear Energy in India.
Vice-Director at the Research Centre for Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Nagasaki University, & former Vice-Chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission.
Nuclear Free Campaigner at the Australian Conservation Foundation.
International experts M. V. Ramana and Suzuki Tatsujiro are in Australia to share their knowledge of the nuclear chain issues, linking Australia to the realities of nuclear programs in both India and Japan.
The Indian nuclear program was started over six decades ago. Since then, the ruling parties have continued a long history of ambitious predictions about the role that nuclear energy would play in India’s electricity mix. These predictions have not materialized and nuclear energy contributes barely 2% of the country’s electricity capacity. The Australian Government has plans to sell uranium to India, which remains one of nine nuclear armed nations in the world today.
In Japan, more than 130,000 evacuated people are still unable to return home after the March 2011 earthquake which led to a devastating nuclear accident. The future of nuclear energy in Japan remains highly uncertain with decommissioning at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant facing unprecedented challenges. This continuing crisis has direct relevance for Australia as the Fukushima reactors were loaded with Australian origin uranium at the time of the accident.
Dave Sweeney will provide reflections on the links between the Indian and Japanese experiences to the Australian nuclear industry and will ask what harm is yet to come – and how our actions and decisions can change this.
For more information:
Gem Romuld e: email@example.com ph: 0421 955 066
However, we’re just very keen to support Frontline Films David Bradbury is an Australian film-maker who has earned an international reputation as a film maker willing to go to extraordinary lengths for a cause, exposing political oppression and environmental vandalism.
He is currently producing a very up to date film on the situation of nuclear power – globally. Bradbury’s Frontline Films nevertheless runs on the proverbiial shoe string – and with little encouragement from the mainstream media.
We believe that Frontline Film’s newest documentary will be a remarkable and eye-opening film. But David Bradbury needs funds to get these filmed events and interviews edited, and onto DVD and film. And then – to get this – the most up to date film about the global nuclear scene to the 2nd International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro 28. June – 14. July 2012.
So – we’re calling for donations. The Frontline Film Foundation is a registered charity and has tax deductible status. All you need is these banking details:
Frontline Film Foundation
Southern Cross Credit Union
A/C #: 86527
For more information – go to http://www.frontlinefilmfoundation.org/index.htm