It's an appropriate time, with the events in Japan, to discuss the good and bad aspects of nuclear power. And leave it to Takoma Park host a whole film series on the topic. Starting April 5, the Nuclear Free Takoma Park Committee will host weekly films on the nuclear issue. All films are at 7:30 p.m. in the Takoma Park Auditorium.
April 5 - Nuclear Safety Problems and Possibilities Then and Now with Paul Jacobs, a reporter for Mother Jones Magazine, and his exploration of the hazards of low-level radiation. Speaker: Robert Alvarez, Senior Scholar, Nuclear Policy Project, Institute for Policy Studies.Current research focuses on spent fuel storage ponds and the Japanese emergency
April 12 - Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment - The film exposes a shocking pattern of negligence and misinformation spanning several decades. Nine months after this film won the 1991 Oscar for Best Short Documentary, GE pulled out of its work with the nuclear weapons industry. Speaker: Leo Slaggie, Deputy Solicitor, Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Cindy Folkers, Radiation Health Specialist, Beyond Nuclear
May 10 - The Return of Navajo Boy This film’s focus on a family struggling with the effects of Uranium mining on tribal land confronts several issues in the industrial production of nuclear power including environmental racism and the denial of retribution for continued abuses. Speaker: Arjun Makhijani, President, Institute of Energy and Environmental Research and Linda Gunter, International Specialist, Beyond Nuclear.