Webinar: Panel 1: The Bay of Fundy: Natural Wonder or Nuclear Industry Test Site?

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Panel One: The Bay of Fundy:
Natural Wonder or Nuclear Industry Test Site?

Registration is required at
https://raven-research.org/April-webinars

This event date is the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.
The Bay of Fundy is one of the 7 wonders of North America, one of the richest marine ecosystems on the planet and feeding ground for millions of migratory birds.
The governments of Canada and New Brunswick have funded two start-up companies to develop experimental nuclear projects beside the Bay of Fundy on the site of the Point Lepreau CANDU nuclear reactor.
Canadian regulatory agencies have no experience with these technologies and experts have raised many safety concerns. After nuclear industry lobbying, the Canadian government exempted these projects from a federal environmental impact assessment.

Point Lepreau is located on the shared traditional and unceded territories of the Peskotomuhkati and Wolastoq Nations.

 

The panels features Indigenous leaders and academic and medical experts as presenters followed by Q&A with registrants.

Panel:

  • Dr. Susan O’Donnell, University of New Brunswick
    Introduction • moderator

  • Chief Hugh Akagi, Peskotomuhkati Nation
    The Bay of Fundy and Peskotomuhkati peoples

  • Dr. Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
    The Point Lepreau reactor vs. the experimental reactors for the Bay of Fundy site

  • Dr. Dale Dewar, Former Executive Director, Physicians for Global Survival
    Chernobyl: What we learned about the health impacts from a nuclear disaster

Hosted by:

  • The RAVEN project at the University of New Brunswick
  • Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR)
  • Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick (CRED-NB)
  • International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Canada (IPPNWC)
  • NB Media Co-op
  • Prevent Cancer Now
  • Sierra Club Canada Foundation Atlantic Chapter
  • Sierra Club Maine Chapter

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