Symposium 2013: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Archive
Symposium Archive now available at: http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf
The online permanent archive is available: Thanks to all who attended the symposium in person, and to the over 4300 people in more in 650 cities around the world who attended online.
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We are pleased to make this permanent archive available for free, but we still have work we would like to do. Among other things, we would like to translate the presentations into japanese and subtitle them so that the country under the most urgent duress from the Fukushima nuclear disaster will have greater and better access. To this end we ask that if you feel this is a service you appreciate, and that is useful to you and others, please consider donating toward our work on making it available to a greater audience. Even $5 from every person who views it would help go a long way towards making further translation possible.
Medical and Environmental Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Symposium translations: German and French (where available) can be found at this link. Thanks to AFAZ for their invaluable help, along with the many french groups working together and internationally to generate these translations.
We would also like to acknowledge the help of our many tireless volunteers who helped the event go so smoothly. In particular, Kazko Kawai for the two japanese transcripts, Rachel Clark for translation assistance at the event, and the incredible contribution of Cinema Forum Fukushima for all the hard work they put into getting the two presentations in japanese subtitled, and for filming the entire symposium. Their archive of symposium presentations is available on their YouTube channel and can be accessed at this link. A commercial-free film album can be found at this Vimeo link.
Program for the Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident l March 11-12, 2013
The New York Academy of Medicine, New York City, NY
PROGRAM: March 11 and 12th, 2013
The Japanese Prime Minister during the Fukushima crisis, Naoto Kan, will open the symposium with a special videotaped message: My Experiences as Prime Minister during the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. He will be followed by another video message from Hiroaki Koide, Master of Nuclear Engineering, Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI), Specialist of Radiation Safety and Control: Fukushima Daiichi, A Chronological Account of the Disaster
Monday, March 11
9-9:15 Moderator Donald Louria, MD, Chairman Emeritus, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey
Session One: DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF ACCIDENT
9: 15-9:30 Former Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan (videotape)
9:30-9:45 Hiroaki Koide, Master of Nuclear Engineering, Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI), Specialist of Radiation Safety and Control. (videotape)
Fukushima Daiichi: A Chronological Account of the Disaster
9: 45-10:15 Arnie Gundersen, Nuclear Engineer, Fairewinds Associates
What Did They Know and When Did They Know it?
10:15-10:45 David Lochbaum, Union of Concerned Scientists
Another Unsurprising Surprise
11:15-11:45 Hisako Sakiyama , Member of Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission
Risk Assessment of Low Dose Radiation in Japan: What Became Clear in the Diet Fukushima Investigation Committee
11:45-12:15 Akio Matsumura, Founder of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders
What Did the World Learn from the Fukushima Accident?
1pm-1:30pm Press conference: Press conference with US Navy Quartermasters (retired) Maurice Enis and Jaime Plym who both suffered radiation exposure and subsequent health damage while serving on the USS Ronald Reagan during a Fukushima aid and rescue mission. Over 150 participants in the mission are reported to have since developed tumors, tremors, internal bleeding, hair loss and other health problems they attribute to radiation exposure. Enis and Plym discuss the lawsuit they joined against the nuclear plant’s owner, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), for misleading US officials about the extent of radiation released.
Session Two: THE MEDICAL AND ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES
The Implications of Massive Radiation Contamination of Japan with Radioactive Cesium
2:45-3:15 Timothy Mousseau, Department of Biological Sciences, University South Carolina
Chernobyl, Fukushima and Other Hot Places: Biological Implications
3:15-3:45 Ken Buesseler, Marine Scientist Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute,
Fukushima Ocean Impacts
415-4.45 Marek Niedziela, Department of Pediatrics, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland (videotape)
Differential diagnosis of ultrasonographic thyroid lesions in children
4:45-5:15 David Brenner, Center for Radiological Research, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Columbia University,
Living with Uncertainty About Low Dose Radiation Risks
TUESDAY, MARCH 12
Session Three: THE MEDICAL CONSEQUENCES OF BOTH THE CHERNOBYL AND
FUKUSHIMA CRISES AS THEY RELATE TO NORTH AMERICA
9:00-9:15 Session Chair: Andrew Kanter, Physicians for Social Responsibility.
9:15 -9:45 Alexey Yablokov, Russian Academy of Sciences,
Lessons from Chernobyl
9:45-10:15 Wladimir Wertelecki, Former Chair, Department of Medical Genetics University South Alabama
Congenital Malformations in Rivne, Polossia Associated with the Chernobyl Accident
10:15-10:45 Ian Fairlie, Radiation Biologist and Independent Consultant
The Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima: Nuclear Source Terms, Initial Health Effects
11: 15-11:45 Steve Wing, Gillings School of Public Health, University North Carolina
Epidemiological Studies of Radiation Releases from Nuclear Facilities: Lessons Past and Present
11:45-12:00 Joe Mangano, Radiation and Public Health Project,
Post Fukushima Increases in Newborn Hypothyroidism on the West Coast of USA
12:00 -12:30 Robert Alvarez, Institute for Policy Studies,
Management of Spent Fuel Pools and Radioactive Waste
2:30 -2: 45 Cindy Folkers, Beyond Nuclear,
Post-Fukushima Food Monitoring in the US
2.45-3.00 Mary Olson, Nuclear Information and Resource Services
Gender Matters in the Atomic Age
3.00-3.30 Kevin Kamps, Specialist in High Level Waste Management and Transportation, Beyond Nuclear.
Seventy Years of Radioactive Risks in Japan and America
4:00-4.30 David Freeman, Former Chair, Tennessee Valley Authority
My Experience with Nuclear Power
4:30-5.00 Herbert Abrams, Stanford University School of Medicine
The Hazards of Low Level Ionizing Radiation: Controversy and Evidence
6:00-6:30 Helen Caldicott Closing Remarks