Saturday, April 5 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
This presentation by one of our MamaBears AgainstNukes will be done by a PhD in history who has studied the history and science of the nuclear age for the last twenty years. All named health effects as well as health protection from exposure are backed by referenced sources. The presentation will include basic radiation history, effects on women and indigenous peoples around the world, and a look at other sea-side areas of the world, like Sellafield and Chernobyl, to see what long-term health effects are possible, especially for those living closest to the beach. We will examine the difference between the radiation harm model championed by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), which promotes nuclear energy, and from which all national regulatory frameworks are derived, versus the independent model of radiation harm championed by the European Committee on Radiation Risk (ECRR). What are the largest releases of ionising radiation so far in human history, and how many mortalities are expected to result from each? How can we protect ourselves from the lies or distortions of the nuclear industry (bananas, brazil nuts, X-rays, airplane flights and radon distractions)? How can we best protect ourselves and our families from the bioaccumulation of internalised radionuclildes, if at all? How do we maintain HOPE and its accompaniment, community action, in the face of Fukushima, the worst industrial accident in human history, which is now releasing between 400-17,000 tons of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, and is expected to go on doing so for at least the next 100 years? Are the nuclear authorities telling the truth when they say the radioactive Fukushima ocean plume now starting to hit the West Coast is nothing to worry about? (Forbes, March 16, 2014)?
We are bringing our Geiger Counter, a PRM9000, and we can show you the difference between uranium ore, current beach sand, and normal background radiation.
MamaBears AgainstNukes started in 1981 as an affinity group of Women for Survival. The Mama Bears Brigade was founded in order to blockade the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. We emerged from hibernation again after Fukushima! Both presenters coming to Santa Cruz have extensive experience at the women's peace camps of the 1980s (Greenham and Seneca). Our speaker, Wind Euler, has PhD in modern European history, the place and time where the nuclear age began. She helped to organise the first international conference on depleted uranium weapons (UK, 2000), and had the opportunity to learn directly from the late Dr. Rosalie Bertell (No Immediate Danger, 1985), as well as from the indomitable Prof. Chris Busby, one of the most respected scientists in the ECRR.
From Fukushima to the Four Corners: What you need to know about low level ionizing radiation, women, indigenous peoples, and you! (facebook event page)