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Thursday
Oct102013

Fukushima symposium with Japan’s ex-Prime Minister Kan and expert panel

Renowned environmental journalist and Beyond Nuclear Board member, Karl Grossman wrote this report on a Fukushima-focused symposium he attended in New York, posting on the cutting edge anti-nuclear news site, Enformable.  Grossman describes the presentations by Naoto Kan, Japan's former Prime Minister -- who was in leadership during the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima Daiichi -- and others on an expert panel at the October 8 New York event that was repeated in Boston on October 9 and was sponsored by the Samuel Lawrence Foundation. Former US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko, former NRC Commissioner Peter Bradford, Fairewind's nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen and public advocate Ralph Nader, spoke out with Prime Minister Kan on the unacceptable consequences of the Fukushima disaster and called for the global phaseout of nuclear power.