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NRC’s Jazcko, Bradford, Gundersen

October 9, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Open to the public: A panel of speakers that includes the former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Dr. Gregory Jaczko; former NRC Commissioner Peter Bradford; and nuclear engineer, Arnie Gundersen, who will share their perspectives on nuclear safety and the future of nuclear power. The panel will specifically address concerns regarding Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant now operating with an expired license in Buchanan, New York and Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The seminar will be held in Boston at the Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02133 (Gardner Auditorium) on Wednesday, Oct. 9. More speakers will be announced.

Gregory Jaczko was the Chairman of the NRC during the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the catastrophe at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. He was confronted by three reactor meltdowns and a nuclear crisis that persists to this day. In 2012, Jaczko cast the lone dissenting vote on plans to build the first new nuclear power plant in the U.S. in more than 30 years. Peter Bradford served as a Commissioner on the NRC during the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster.

Earlier this year on June 4, 2013, Jaczko, Bradford and Gunderson were joined by Japan’s former Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, where they spoke at the San Diego County Administrative Center about their concerns regarding the safety of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Three days after the panel, the plant was closed permanently.
U.S. citizens are now questioning the safety of the Indian Point and Pilgrim nuclear power plants. In the event of a catastrophe like Fukushima, these plants would threaten millions. A nuclear disaster at Indian Point would threaten the entire population of New York City and the outlying metropolitan area (see a graphic of the radioactive plume released in the first 24 hours of the ongoing Fukushima disaster superimposed over Indian Point and surrounding region on page 3 of this announcement.) A crisis at Pilgrim poses similar danger to millions in and surrounding Boston.
The panel discussion is open to the public and news media.
For media and the public who are unable to attend, the New York and Boston panel can be heard on a live feed at http://www.livestream.com/fukushimalessons, these webcasts will be archived at the link for at least 30 days once live.


October 9, 2013
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Diane Turco


MA State House, Gardiner Auditorium
24 Beacon Street
Boston, United States
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