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Advisory: Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Book Release & Discussion at the Carter Center Library & Museum

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Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, 865-235-1448, jennifer@cleanenergy.org; Courtney Hanson, Georgia WAND, 308-631-8543, courtney@georgiawand.org

 

ATLANTA, Ga.///NEWS ADVISORY///As the third anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011 approaches, which caused one of the largest nuclear power disasters in history, join Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7 pm EST at the Carter Center Library & Museum to meet Dr. Ed Lyman with the Union of Concerned Scientists. Dr. Lyman will discuss the new book he co-authored, “Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster,” followed by a discussion of the implications of the disaster on U.S. nuclear power production. The book’s national release date is the following day, February 11, 2014.

What: Book release and discussion of “Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster”

When: Monday, February 10, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
EST

Where: Carter Center Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30307, 404-865-7100

Additional information:

For further information on the book, click here. Atlanta has 11 nuclear reactors operating within 175 miles of the city, and the first new reactors to be licensed in over 30 years are currently under construction at Southern Company’s Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Georgia. The Southeast is home to one third of operating reactors in the U.S., as well as all five of the reactors currently under construction. Utilities’ continued and increasing reliance on this expensive, risky energy option makes our region vulnerable to a number of risks, including electricity bill increases, accidents, radiation leaks, water depletion and contamination and accumulating radioactive waste for which no long-term safe storage exists.

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