A Discussion with Martyn Lowe on Local and International Green issues
Discussing the Threat of Nuclear Waste in Merseyside, Impact of Nuclear Industry on local Workers, The Fukushima Disaster
The University of Liverpool
Harold Cohen Library, Ashton Street, Liverpool (431 on Campus Map http://www.liv.ac.uk/maps)
Wolfson Meeting Room
Tuesday 11th February
Martyn Lowe is radical Librarian, peace activist, veteran Green issues campaigner, member of Kick Nuclear, former Greenpeace (London) activist, and spent 28 years as a volunteer with the War Resisters International.
Martyn will discuss local nuclear waste processing occurring in the Merseyside area and developments at the Capenhurst uranium enrichment plant. Martyn has undertaken recent research into the movement of nuclear waste materials around the North West and Merseyside areas and will provide an overview of operational, safety and environmental issues arising for the region and local workforce. Martyn will also discuss wider nuclear developments including the continuing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster in Japan, representing the most severe nuclear incident in recent decades. Martyn will offer insights into the ongoing issues surrounding Fukushima, including long term destabilisation of the plant’s infrastructure, the difficulties of the cleanup operation, dissemination of nuclear waste across the coastal region & surrounding ocean environment and impact on marine life as far as Alaska and California.
To confirm your attendance, please email Paul Catherall firstname.lastname@example.org
Suggested Links for further information on the topics covered by this talk:
- Merseyside CND http://www.mcnd.org.uk/
- Close Capenhurst http://close-capenhurst.org.uk/
- Blog of Martyn Lowe (information on Fukushima) http://www.theproject.me.uk/?cat=39
- Profile of Martyn Lowe (Information for Social Change) http://libr.org/isc/isc-editorial-board/
- JAN – Japanese Against Nuclear UK http://januk.org