The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
March 11-12, 2013
The New York Academy of Medicine, New York City, NY
A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts will make presentations on and discuss the bio-medical and ecological consequences of the Fukushima disaster, will be held at The New York Academy of Medicine on March 11-12, 2013, the second anniversary of the accident. The public is welcome.
A project of The Helen Caldicott Foundation, the symposium is being co-sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility.
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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: There will be a 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 will 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
2:15-2:45 Steven Starr, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, University of Missouri
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