Hear World Experts On The Health And Socio-Economic Impacts of Uranium Mining
When: March 11, 2010
Where: Richmond Center Stage
600 East Grace Street
Rhythm Hall (First Floor)
Time: 9:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Uranium Mining Symposium: March 11th
Who Should Attend? State and local officials, the media, concerned citizens, planners, and those living in potentially impacted areas
The following presenters are world experts that have written and spoken extensively on uranium mining,
and seen first–hand the impacts in the US and around the globe.
Dr. Doug Brugge: Tufts University
Dr. Gordon Edwards: Canadian Coalition
for Nuclear Responsibility
Manuel Pino: American Indian Studies,
Scottsdale Community College
Paul Robinson: Southwest Research &
Dr. Rianne Teule, Greenpeace
Please RSVP below so that we have an accurate count for lunch and the reception (no charge).
Directions and Parking: Link to Directions and Map
- To examine the health and socio-economc impacts of proposed uranium mining in Virginia. The conference will provde participants with information about experiences with uranium mining all over the world.
- Specific attention will be given to the water quality and quantity impacts of uranium mining, alternatives to uranium mining, health consequences of uranium mining to local populations, and new versus old techniques of uranium mining.
- The conference will not focus on the pros and cons of nuclear reactors and power plants.
Sponsoring Organizations: Dan River Basin Association, Friends of the Earth, Piedmont Environmental Council, Sierra Club, Virginia Chapter, Southern Environmental Law Center, Virginia Conservation Network, and Virginia Interfaith Power & Light.
AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
10-10:30 AM Welcome and Overview of the Virginia Situation by Todd Benson
of the Piedmont Environmental Council and Kay Slaughter of the Southern
Environmental Law Center.
10:30-11:15 AM Paul Robinson Global overview
11:15-Noon Douglas Brugge
Health impacts of uranium mining
12:15-1:15 Lunch Manuel Pino History of
uranium mining on native Americans
1:30-2:15 PM Gordon Edwards The Canadian experience with uranium
2:15-3 PM Rianne Teule Report from the recent
field trip to Niger Africa to measure radiation levels in a major city near the
3:15- 4:30 PM Concluding Panel of the 5 Experts with Initial questions
from Officials and Organizations who will pose questions that have not been
addressed or that need further replies
Reception with beverages and appetizers to follow in the same meeting room for invited guests.
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