The push for nukes is huge right now. There seems to be no regard, though, for the effects of Depleted Uranium. It is good that Caldicott will be in Saskatchewan this spring.
Reason and Nuclear Power – Dr. Helen Caldicott
Saskatchewan is home to one of the largest deposits of uranium ore in the world. Despite industry and government claims, nuclear power is not “clean and green.” As Dr. Helen Caldicott shows in her new book, Nuclear Power is not the Answer, large amounts of fossil fuels are required to mine and refine the uranium needed, to construct the concrete reactor buildings and transport and store the highly toxic waste. The mill tailings that remain from the extraction of uranium emit radioactive elements to the air and water. Adequate remediation (safe treatment of the tailings), if carried out by governments and the industry, would make the energy price of nuclear electricity unreasonable. (Dr. Helen Caldicott).
Widely regarded as one of the great public speakers of the era, Dr. Helen Caldicott (paediatrician) has demonstrated a consistent ability to galvanize people from all walks of life to believe in their own capacity to bring about positive change. She is the single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises.
- Co-founded Physicians for Social Responsibility (organization awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1985)
- Founded Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament
- Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Linus Pauling, a Nobel Laureate
- The Smithsonian Institute has named Dr. Caldicott as one of the most influential women of the 20 th Century.
Helen Caldicott in Saskatchewan
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
University of Regina
Book signing to follow
Event and parking are free
For more information:
Phone: (306) 585-4117
Helen Caldicott in Saskatoon:
7:30 pm Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Third Avenue United Church
304 3rd Avenue North
(3rd Ave & 24th Street)
Event is free; donations accepted
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, March 8, 2007Dr. Caldicott will participate in grand rounds at the University of Saskatchewan
The proceedings will be broadcast to several teaching hospitals throughout the province.