Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hazardous To Your Health: Radiation, Oil Spills, and Coal Mine Collapses

Join a lively discussion on May 10 in Chicago

This just in from journalist Laura Washington...

From oil spills to coal mine collapses, disasters have, unfortunately, become commonplace. And now, after being struck by earthquakes and tsunamis, Japan is facing a nuclear crisis. Closer to home, Chicago is only 60 miles from its own nuclear power plant and Illinois has more of these facilities than any other state in the U.S.

Join us for a panel discussion about how we get our energy, measure the pros and cons, and discuss how the aftermath of recent disasters affect life in our city today.

When: Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Chicago History Museum

Laura will moderate this discussion. Panelists include Henry Henderson, Director, Midwest Program-National Resources Defense Council, WBEZ’s Michael Puente, a bureau reporter who has covered a range of topics related to energy use in the community and Kennette Benedict, the Executive Director and Publisher of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a magazine established by Manhattan Project scientists in 1945 to inform the public about the dangers of nuclear weapons and other catastrophic threats to humanity.

The event is free, but we request you make a reservation on our website

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