October 4 – Nuclear Power Reconsidered
PSR-LA’s Peace and Security Ambassadors and the PSR National Safe Energy Program invite you to:
Monday, October 4, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
USC Davidson Conference Center, Alumni Room A & B
3415 S. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90089
Parking: Gate 4, off of Jefferson Boulevard. Parking fee is $8.
Please RSVP to Denise Duffield, 213-689-9170 ext. 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The nuclear industry seeks to revitalize itself by manipulating the public’s concerns about global warming and energy insecurity to promote nuclear power as a clean and safe way to curb emissions of greenhouse gases and reduce dependence on foreign energy resources. Despite these claims by industry proponents, a thorough examination of the full life-cycle of nuclear power generation reveals nuclear power to be a dirty, dangerous and expensive form of energy that poses serious risks to human health, national security and U.S. taxpayers.
Join us as we host experts Peter Bradford and Dan Hirsch to learn more about the economic, security, and health consequences of nuclear power, both nationally and locally – and how the critical voice of health care professionals and concerned individuals can help shape and influence the debate to protect public health and create a safer, healthier world.
Peter Bradford is an adjunct professor at Vermont Law School, where he teaches “Nuclear Power and Public Policy” and has taught “The Law of Electric Utility Restructuring.” He also advises and teaches on utility regulation, restructuring, nuclear power and energy policy in the U.S. and abroad. He has been a visiting lecturer in energy policy and environmental protection at Yale University.He advises and teaches on utility regulation and energy policy in the United States and overseas.A former member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and former chair of the New York and Maine utility commissions, he has advised many states on utility restructuring issues.
Dan Hirsch is President of the Committee to Bridge the Gap, a non-profit nuclear policy organization founded in 1970 which focuses on issues of nuclear safety, waste disposal, proliferation, and disarmament. He has been active in addressing the contamination at the Santa Susana field laboratory, site of a partial meltdown just north of Los Angeles, shutting down the Hanford nuclear reactor and in stopping U.S. plutonium production, shutting down a reactor at UCLA, as well as ending the dumping of radioactive waste into the oceans, improving nuclear-plant security against terrorism, and stopping the space nuclear component of the missile defense program. Hirsch also teaches Nuclear Policy at the University of California, Santa Cruz.