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Season 2006 Episode 0928

Helen Caldicott

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Helen Caldicott
Nuclear Power is Not the AnswerAntinuclear activist Helen Caldicott contends that nuclear power is not the solution to global warming. The author examines the costs, toxic effects, and terrorism risks of nuclear energy, and suggests alternatives for renewable energy. This event was hosted by Georgetown University in Washington, DC.Helen Caldicott is the founder and president of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute. For more than thirty-five years, Dr. Caldicott has lobbied on the hazards of nuclear weapons and nuclear war. The organization she co-founded in 1978, Physicians for Social Responsibility, was co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. A documentary based on a lecture she gave in 1981, on the topic of nuclear war, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary (short) in 1982.moreless

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