A Message From Nuclear Information and Resource Service, (NIRS) a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation and sustainable energy issues.

March 6, 2014 at 7 pm Eastern, 6 pm Central, 5 pm Mountain, 4 pm Pacific

Diane D'Arrigo, Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Aileen Mioko Smith, Green Action Japan and Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Associates


Dear Friends, The disaster at the Fukushima Diachi nuclear site has had enormous and ongoing impacts in Japan and around the world. As we prepare for the third anniversary of Fukushima on March 11, it is vital that clean energy activists and concerned citizens everywhere know--from the most credible sources possible--what is happening at Fukushima and Japan generally, and what we can expect in the coming year.

Join us to hear an update from both the technical and the social perspectives on the status of Fukushima in 2014. Arnie Gundersen has more than 40 years of nuclear power engineering experience and is Chief Engineer with Fairewinds Associates. He has been dedicatedly following developments at Fukushima--from the root causes of the initial disaster to the problems and dangers that will be encountered during decommissioning over the next decades--and his expertise is second to none. Aileen Mioko Smith is Director of Green Action in Japan and is supporting those directly impacted by the accident as well as working non-stop to prevent the restart of nuclear reactors in the country--two of the issues she'll be raising. Diane D'Arrigo is a veteran member of the NIRS staff and Director of our Radioactive Waste Project.

To participate in this event by phone, please respond by sending an e-mail with your name and contact information to maryo@nirs.org to register and receive the call-in information.

We’re on the right track, but obviously so much more needs to be done in the way of stopping the senseless, dangerous burning of fossil fuels and nuclear explosions just to get energy, only to waste it.

Quarterly Telebriefings: NIRS has passed its 35th year and continues to serve you: people concerned with nuclear energy and its impacts in our communities and how together we can create a sustainable, clean, healthy energy future. This year we invite you to participate in a Quarterly Telebriefing on topical issues. We will offer a presentation by one or more speakers, and time for those who call in to pose questions and offer perspective as well. If you want to suggest a topic for a future Quarterly Briefing, please contact Mary Olson, NIRS Southeast office, 828-252-8409 or maryo@nirs.org.

Thanks for all you do, Michael Mariotte President Nuclear Information and Resource Service www.nirs.org

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