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Nuclear power is not the answer

Nuclear Power is Not the Answer is the topic of a public lecture to be given by Dr Helen Caldicott, president of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute in Washington DC, at LSE on Wednesday 25 October.

As the UK's traditional energy sources dwindle and conflict dominates the Middle East, nuclear power is seemingly back in favour. Medical doctor and globally renowned activist Helen Caldicott debunks the many myths propagated about nuclear power's benefits, asserting rather that it increases global warming, leads to countless diseases, and carries with it the catastrophic potential of major accident or terrorist attack.

Dr Helen Caldicott has devoted much of the past 35 years to educating the public about the dangers of the nuclear age. Trained as a paediatrician, she is president of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute in Washington, DC, and is also the founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility. A nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, she won the 2003 winner of The Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, and was named as one of the Most Influential Women of the Twentieth Century.

Nuclear Power is Not the Answer is on Wednesday 25 October 2006 at 6.30pm in U8, ground floor, Tower 1, LSE, Clement's Inn, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

This event is part of a series of events organised by LSE examining environmental issues. For more information on how LSE addresses such issues please see http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/environment/| 

 

17 October 2006

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