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Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 5:54 PM
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Fw: April 26: PSR Press Conf on Lessons from =
Fukushima and Chernobyl for U.S. Public Health

Anyone in the DC area might want to attend and question some of the =
so-called experts at this -=20

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 11:08 AM

Physicians for Social Responsibility to Host Press Conference on Lessons =
from Fukushima and Chernobyl for U.S. Public Health=20
Washington, DC - April 21, 2011 =E2=80=93 Physicians for Social =
Responsibility (PSR), Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) and the Institute =
for Policy Studies=E2=80=99 Robert Alvarez will hold a joint press =
conference on Tuesday April 26 on the ongoing impact of the Chernobyl =
nuclear disaster to public health 25 years after the accident, the =
continuing nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima, Japan, and the lessons from =
both for U.S. public health and safety. PSR will be unveiling a new =
online interactive Evacuation Zone Map.=20
PSR doctors will outline how accidents such as Chernobyl and Fukushima =
pose a threat to the public=E2=80=99s health and the real challenges of =
implementing evacuation plans in the event of an accident, especially =
near major metropolitan areas.  Speakers will cover the latest findings =
regarding radiation exposure, the medical response to nuclear reactor =
accidents, and the implications of Fukushima and Chernobyl for US energy =
policy. .
WHAT: =E2=80=9CRadiation, Nuclear Power and the Risks to Public Health: =
Chernobyl, Fukushima and the Future of Nuclear Energy.=E2=80=9D
WHEN: Tuesday April 26, 2011, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
WHERE:  National Press Club, First Amendment Room
VISUALS: Illustration of PSR=E2=80=99s interactive map of evacuation =
=E2=80=A2  Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), Ranking Member, Natural =
Resources Committee - Representative Edward J. Markey, a national leader =
on energy and the environment, is the Ranking Member of the Natural =
Resources Committee. He has served on the Committee since his election =
to the House of Representatives in 1976. In addition to being a steward =
of our public lands, national parks, and oceans, Rep. Markey has fought =
to create new jobs in American clean energy. He also consistently served =
as consumer champion against rising gas prices and foreign oil.
=E2=80=A2  PSR Immediate Past President Jeff Patterson, DO - Dr. Jeff =
Patterson is a professor emeritus in the Department of Family Medicine  =
at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in =
Madison, WI.  In this role, he maintains an active family practice and =
teaches residents in family medicine.  This has been his academic and =
clinical base since 1975.  He has lectured widely on the health effects =
of radiation and has traveled to Chernobyl and the US and Russian test =
=E2=80=A2Robert Alvarez, Senior Scholar, Institute For Policy Studies - =
Robert Alvarez is a Senior Scholar at IPS, where he is currently focused =
on nuclear disarmament, environmental, and energy policies. Between 1993 =
and 1999, Mr. Alvarez served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary =
and Deputy Assistant Secretary for National Security and the =
Environment. While at DOE, he coordinated the effort to enact nuclear =
worker compensation legislation. In 1994 and 1995, Bob led teams in =
North Korea to establish control of nuclear weapons materials.=20
=E2=80=A2  PSR President-Elect Andrew S. Kanter, MD, MPH =E2=80=93 Dr. =
Kanter is Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Informatics and =
Clinical Epidemiology at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. He is =
an internist and international public health practitioner. He has been =
educating and advocating about nuclear power since 1982 and studied the =
medical and public health consequences of nuclear reactor accidents on =
large metropolitan areas.
=E2=80=A2  PSR Member of the Board Ira Helfand, MD - Dr. Helfand is past =
president of Physicians for Social Responsibility.  He has lectured and =
published widely on the dangers of nuclear weapons and nuclear power.  =
He is a board-certified internist in Springfield, Massachusetts and a =
graduate of Harvard College and Albert Einstein Medical College.=20
=E2=80=A2  PSR Executive Director Peter Wilk, MD - Dr. Wilk has been =
active for the past 30 years in public health advocacy organizations and =
medical organizations concerned with preventing nuclear war and =
addressing other threats to global survival.  He was named Executive =
Director of PSR in February 2009. He has a long association with PSR, =
having served as a PSR Board member for many years and as PSR=E2=80=99s =
President in 1995 and 2000.  As executive director, Dr. Wilk leads the =
largest physician-led organization in the United States working to =
address the gravest threats to human health and survival.
physicians concerned about the impact of nuclear proliferation, PSR =
shared the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize with International Physicians for the =
Prevention of Nuclear War for building public pressure to end the =
nuclear arms race.  Since 1991, when PSR formally expanded its work by =
creating its environment and health program, PSR has addressed the =
issues of global warming and the toxic degradation of our environment.  =
PSR educates and advocates for policies to generate a sustainable energy =
future, curb global warming, ensure clean air, and prevent human =
exposures to toxic substances.  More information is available at =

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