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CLASA panel: Radiation Knows No Borders

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April 18, 2018

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Room 113, Ford Life Sciences Building

GROUPS SEEK HARMONIZATION OF US -CANADA DISASTER PLANNING FOR A POTENTIAL NUCLEAR ACCIDENT ON THE GREAT LAKES AT FERMI-2

The Alliance To Halt Fermi-3, Beyond Nuclear, Greenpeace Canada, Michigan Sierra Club, and student organization CLASA at University of Detroit Mercy will present, "Lessons NOT Learned From Chernobyl: Radiation Knows No Borders!," a community forum discussing the challenges of preparedness for safety in the case of nuclear reactor emergencies.

The radiological emergency planning zone (EPZ) for a potential nuclear accident at the Fermi-2 nuclear power station in Frenchtown Township, Mich., spans the international border between the United States and Canada. The panel will examine critical inequities in the Canadian and the United States' official approach to nuclear emergency preparedness for the citizens on opposite shores of Lake Erie. The panel will further examine how the Great Lakes, as the world's largest fresh water body, is left out of both governments' nuclear accident consequence analyses.

Panelists will include:

  • Paul Gunter, Director of Reactor Oversight at Beyond Nuclear in Takoma Park, MD
  • Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Senior Energy Analyst for Greenpeace Canada
  • Bushra Kazmi, MD, Infection Prevention Program at Garden City Hospital
  • Michael Keegan, Chair of Coalition For A Nuclear-Free Great Lakes and Monroe County emergency planning zone resident

The program kicks off an international, citizen-based campaign to upgrade radiological preparedness policy and environmental protection for a common hazard to the public interests of both citizen populations of the United States and Canada.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Also, on display will be select photos by photo-journalist Gabriela Bulisova from her work that appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, "Chernobyl: Half-Lives, Half-Truths."

For further information and interview scheduling, please contact Carol Izant at 248-930-3173 or Keith Gunter at 734)-838-8084. For more information about CLASA, visit the CLASA website or contact Dr. Presbey at 313-993-1124 or presbegm@udmercy.edu.

RSVP: Unnecessary

Contact: Gail Presbey, director, CLASA
Phone: 3139931124
Email: presbegm@udmercy.edu
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