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Nuclear Power Before and After Fukushima: An Evening with Stephanie Cooke

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Courtney Hanson
Public Outreach Coordinator, Georgia WAND

Georgia WAND, Nuclear Watch South, and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum present Nuclear Power Before and After Fukushima: An Evening with Stephanie Cooke, Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 pm at the Jimmy Carter Presidential  Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta.

Cooke will discuss her recent book In Mortal Hands: A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age, which presents provocative history of our failure to manage the power of the atom.  She’ll speak also address the impacts of the Fukushima disaster.  A question and answer session and book signing will follow the talk.

“Ms. Cooke's visit to Atlanta comes at a critical time. As Fukushima realities continue to rock the nuclear industry's world does Southern Company seriously believe that building two more nuclear reactors that is the wise way to go?,” Bobbie Paul, Executive Director, Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions said.

Having contributed to CNN, PBS, MSNBC and ABC coverage of the Fukushima disaster, Cooke is a highly regarded voice on nuclear issues and will be available for local media interviews upon request.

Cooke has covered the nuclear industry for over 30 years.  In 1980 she moved from her job as a reporter to McGraw-Hill in New York as an associate editor for the industry newsletters Nucleonics Week, Nuclear Fuel and Inside N.R.C., later becoming chief editor. In 1984 she transferred to London and two years later covered the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident for Business Week and NucleonicsWeek. She is currently an editor of Uranium Intelligence Weekly, and a contributor to The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.


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