Are We Safer? Dr. Edwin Lyman in Barnstable

Video by John Carlton-Foss of Dr. Lyman’s June 10th talk, entitled Are We Safer? Nuclear Power and the Pilgrim Station Three Years After Fukushima:

Dr. Lyman, Senior Scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Global Security Program,EdwinLyman will speak at the 1717 Meetinghouse in West Barnstable, 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 10th.

Introductory remarks by State Senator for the Cape and Islands, Dan Wolf. Admission is free.

The nuclear disaster at Fukushima continues to unfold over three years after that fateful day, March 11, 2011. The lives and livelihoods of tens of thousands of Japanese have been irreparably harmed with devastating human, economic and environmental consequences. Here in the United States, what lessons have we heeded from this disaster? What are U.S. regulators doing to better protect the hundreds of millions of Americans who live near one of the nation’s 100 operating nuclear reactors, including the Pilgrim Nuclear power plant in Plymouth? What are some of the known risks at Pilgrim and what is being done to address them?

Join Edwin Lyman, the author (with David Lochbaum and Susan Q. Stranahan) of the Feb, 2014 book, Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster.

Dr. Lyman is an internationally recognized expert on nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism as well as nuclear power safety and security. He is a member of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, and has testified numerous times before Congress and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 

Since joining UCS in 2003, he has published articles in a number of journals and magazines, including Science, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Science and Global Security,and Arms Control Today, and he has been cited in thousands of news stories, including articles in the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post,and USA Today, and in segments on ABC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, NBC, NPR and PBS.

Before joining UCS, Dr. Lyman was president of the Nuclear Control Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based organization focused on nuclear proliferation. From 1992 to 1995, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University’s Center for Energy and Environmental Studies (now the Science and Global Security Program). He earned a doctorate degree in physics from Cornell University in 1992.

Here’s a flyer for the event.

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