From The Trenches Radio for December: Excerpts from conference, "Ending the Nuclear Age"
From The Trenches is the monthly radio program of the Chicago Independent Media Center.
ON THE SHOW IN DECEMBER 2012:
* EXCERPTS FROM "ENDING THE NUCLEAR AGE" CONFERENCE
This episode is devoted to excerpts from a recent Chicago conference on the negative impacts of nuclear energy, convened at the University of Chicago -- exactly 70 years after the first controlled self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was generated on the University of Chicago campus. Speakers in this episode include:
+ Robert Chavez, a 19-year-old Pueblo activist who lives in the indigenous community around Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
+ Kristen Iversen, the author of the book "Full Body Burden" who grew up near the contaminated grounds of the Rocky Flats plutonium processing center in Colorado.
+ Dr. Jeff Patterson, the president of the group Physicians for Social Responsibility, who has assessed the health impacts of Chernobyl and Fukushima.
+ Key Drey, a civil rights and anti-nuclear activist.
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