Time: October 1, 2011 from 12pm to 3:30pm
Location: Hudson River Park, Pier 95
Street: 12th Ave @ West 55th Street, NYC
City/Town: New York, NY
Website or Map: http://coalitionagainstnukes.…
Event Type: rally, for, a, nuclear, free, future
Organized By: Coalition Against Nukes
Latest Activity: Oct 1, 2011
COALITION AGAINST NUKES RALLY FOR NUCLEAR-FREE ENERGY Oct. 1, NYC and NATIONWIDE
The Coalition Against Nukes National Day of Action flagship rally will be Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Pier 95 Hudson River Park, NYC, from Noon to 3:30 pm, with more events happening throughout the United States.
The Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns inspired this grassroots action. It was intensified by the August 23 magnitude 5.8 earthquake that caused two reactors at Virginia's North Anna nuclear plant to shut down. Twelve reactors up and down the eastern US reported "unusual events" to the NRC.
Then, on August 28, Hurricane Irene demonstrated powerfully that electrical power and transportation routes can be disrupted over a very large area-for days and weeks.
In New York, Entergy's aging, leaky, 40-year old Indian Point nuclear reactors, with uncorrected safety concerns yet under consideration for additional 20-year relicensing by the Obama Administration, are located near 2 fault lines, just north of NYC in a very densely-populated area. Twenty million people live within 50 miles of Indian Point in NY, New Jersey and Connecticut.
We stand with the people of Japan who are suffering this ongoing nuclear disaster. We cannot let that happen here!
The health impacts of Fukushima are far from over. We are forced to watch Japan succumb to a growing medical and environmental catastrophe that will unfold for generations, and may equal or surpass the damage of Chernobyl. Fukushima made it very clear what happens when back-up systems fail, government withholds information, and Industry is in charge of safety.
NYC RALLY SPEAKERS:
Dr. Helen Caldicott – Keynote
Dr. Caldicott is a pediatrician who has devoted the last 38 years to education about the health hazards of the nuclear age. She is the co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Brent Blackwelder, President Emeritus, Friends of the Earth, and the most senior environmental lobbyist in Washington D.C.
Former US Congressman John Hall represented NY's 19th District, including Indian Point. Co-founder of Musicians United for Safe Energy--MUSE
Harvey Wasserman anti-nuclear activist, author of SOLARTOPIA!: Our Green-Powered Earth, A.D. 2030
Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Watchdog at Beyond Nuclear.
Karl Grossman, investigative journalist, author, and professor at SUNY Old Westbury, recipient of the George Polk, James Aronson and John Peter Zenger Awards
Alice Slater, Founder of Abolition 2000, NY Director of Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and its UN representative.