The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

A Warning to the Future

Presented by Kayo Uejima, Doctoral Student, Kumamoto University, Co-chair of UNESCO Asia/Pacific Region Working Group 3

Wednesday August 10th, 7:00 pm at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1333 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR. (Near 28th & Madison, 1 block north of Hawthorne).

Suggested Donation of $5:00-$10:00 to go to Tsunami/Fukushima relief. No one turned away for lack of funds.

How bad is the Fukushima nuclear disaster? Could it be as bad as or worse than Chernobyl? How is this disaster still unfolding, and why are we not getting the full story in the media? Could a similar disaster happen here in America? In her presentation, Kayo Uejima will address the current status of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and how radiation exposure has effected the population of the area, including health effects on children and future generations. She will discuss the changing attitudes towards nuclear energy in Japan as well as the growing anti-nuclear movement there. She will also address the spread of radiation to North America and will examine the future of the nuclear industry, examine some of the comparable dangers in American nuclear plants, and how nuclear energy is being promoted by the World Nuclear Association (WNA), the IAEA and others.  Her presentation will include a slideshow of the tsunami and nuclear disaster and also video interviews with nuclear experts.

Kayo Uejima is a public elementary school teacher who is a doctoral student at Kumamoto University, Japan.  She is co-chair of UNESCO Working Group 3: Visions and  Hopes for the Future.  She has written the report, “First Reflections on the Nuclear Environmental Problem in Japan” in the Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics.   http://www.eubios.info/EJAIB72011.pdf .