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Could a Fukushima-scale nuclear disaster happen here?

May 1, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Discussion with the Co-Authors of Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster in Harvard Square

The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to a discussion with the co-authors of our new book, Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster, the most authoritative expert analysis to date about exactly what happened in one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters. The book offers an urgent reminder that more needs to be done here in the United States to prevent a similar disaster and to protect the millions of Americans who live near nuclear power plants.
Join us in Harvard Square to meet:
  • Edwin Lyman, co-author, Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster, and senior scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Susan Stranahan, co-author, Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster, and award-winning journalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer
Free admission, no RSVP required. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Dr. Lyman will provide an overview of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant three years ago and a summary of the still unfolding crisis. He’ll discuss the status of proposed changes in U.S. safety regulations in response to the disaster and address specific concerns about nuclear plants in your area. Ms. Stranahan will discuss the accident, what drew her to this event as a journalist, and why she believes the issues raised in the book are of importance to all Americans.
About the Book
In the first definitive account of the Fukushima nuclear disaster as it played out in real time, two nuclear experts from the Union of Concerned Scientists—David Lochbaum and Edwin Lyman—team up with journalist Susan Q. Stranahan, the lead reporter of the
Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Three Mile Island accident. An intensely dramatic saga—including good intentions and bad, sacrifice and avarice, government ineptitude and corporate influence—it is also the story of the myth of nuclear safety and the heavy price paid by the people of Japan when reality shattered it.
Here’s what one reviewer had to say about Fukushima: “The book is a gripping, suspenseful page-turner finely crafted to appeal both to people familiar with the science and those with only the barest inkling of how nuclear power works. Even with the broad outlines of the story in the public record, the authors have uncovered many important details that never came to light during the saturation-level media coverage.”


May 1, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Harvard Square COOP, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02238

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