Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Book Release in Atlanta!
As we near the third anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011 and caused one of the largest nuclear power disasters in history, join Georgia WAND and our partners including Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in meeting Dr. Ed Lyman with the Union of Concerned Scientists. Dr. Lyman will discuss the newly released book he co-authored, “Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster,” followed by a discussion of the implications of the disaster on U.S. nuclear power production at the Carter Center Library & Museum.
Atlanta has 11 nuclear reactors operating within 175 miles of the city, and the first two reactors to be licensed in over 30 years are currently under construction at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Georgia. The Southeast bears the heaviest load of the nuclear energy burden in the United States, with one third of operating reactors located here, as well as all five of the reactors currently under construction. Utilities’ continued and increasing reliance on this expensive, risky energy option makes our region vulnerable to a number of risks, including electricity bill increases, accidents, radiation leaks, water depletion and contamination and accumulating radioactive waste for which no long-term safe storage exists
Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster
Monday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m.
Carter Center Library and Museum
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
Send questions and RSVPs to: Courtney Hanson, email@example.com, 404-524-5999