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Mr. Alfred Meyer, Physicians for Social Responsibility

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Published on Jul 29, 2014

"Global Health and Environment in the Post-2015 Agenda: Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear accident"

Mr. Alfred Meyer / Physicians for Social Responsibility
HD, 14 min 08 sec, in English

***Due to Dr. Andrew S. Kanter's illness on the day, Mr. Meyer gave his presentation for him.
Dr. Kanter's Powerpoint slides are available here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vevdspyg63...

2014, March 10, Monday, 4:30PM to 6PM
at the Armenia Convention Center, NYC

Human Rights Now, Physicians for Social Responsibility & Women in Europe for a Common Future present:

What: Almost three years have passed since March 11, 2011, when the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami caused structural damage to the TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in a massive leakage of radioactive materials into the environment. Today, the TEPCO still does not know how to stop the ongoing radioactive leaks from its facilities. Residents are entitled to live in a safe and healthy environment, however, sufficient protective measures and supports are not provided in contaminated areas, and the rights to access to medical treatment and to know about one’s own body have been seriously denied.

Similar nuclear disasters could happen again so long as we have nuclear power plants, nuclear facilities and nuclear weapons. The Fukushima nuclear accident teaches us that nuclear energy is not sustainable, and that such a disaster cannot respect the environment or the right to health of the most vulnerable. Furthermore, we have learned that contamination from a nuclear disaster can affect beyond national borders, yet we do not have an international framework on the accountability of private companies, which are responsible for nuclear accidents. The international community also needs to continue to discuss the possible long-term health risks associated with low dose radiation exposure, and implement an effective international coordination and response system, to minimize the consequences of nuclear accidents.

A human rights expert from Japan, an environmental and women’s activist from Europe, and a physician/health expert on radiation and nuclear related issues from the U.S. will speak about how to protect environment and health of women and girls from radiation exposure, and the importance of implementing lessons learnt from the Fukushima nuclear accident in a discussion on global health and environment as part of the Post-2015 Agenda.

PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), the U.S. affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) advocates for sound public health policies regarding exposure to radioactive and other toxic materials. PSR is the medical and public health voice working to prevent the use of and to abolish nuclear weapons, to promote safe, non-nuclear energy, and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and the toxic degradation of the environment. Fukushima presents an immediate challenge to protect those individuals most endangered by exposure to dangerous levels of radioactivity, and to adequately and openly track the health consequences of the ongoing irradiation of populations. PSR was founded in 1961 and was instrumental in achieving the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty that ended the global radioactive contamination produced by atmospheric nuclear bomb testing. PSR shared in the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), for building public pressure to push their governments to end the nuclear arms race. (http://www.psr.org/)

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