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 A Mountian of Waste 70 Years High: 
  Ending the Nuclear Age
 Dr. Norma Field,Robert Chavez,Kristen Iversen,Jeff Paterson,Charmain White Face
 Dale Lehman/WZRD  
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From Los Alamos to the Pine Ridge reservation, where weapons testing and mining poisoned the health and cultures of native people, to Rocky Flats, where U.S. corporations committed what should be a crime against humanity for poisoning surrounding communities, workers and the ecosystem, to Chernobyl and Fukushima, where hubris and corruption betrayed the societal commons, participants tell their stories.
Nuclear Energy Information Service -
Beyond Nuclear -
Friends of the Earth -
First panel, moderated by scholar and activist Norma Field, at a conference on the radioactive nightmare resulting from 70 years of power and weapons production. With no safe place to put reactor waste and large areas of the mid-Continent U.S. contaminated with uranium mine tailing dust, the NRC still allows more nuclear waste to be made. Activists gathered to share their campaigns at Ending the Nuclear Age.

Dr. Norma Field, Professor Emerita, Japanese Studies, Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago, has identified the nuclear issue and the struggle for social justice as a major front-line. She has hosted several conferences about the Nuclear Age, nuclear weapons and nuclear power. (keynote)

Robert Chavez, 19, Pueblo/Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, organizes and speaks to youth about radiation contamination and its effects on indigenous people. He is the Youth Coordinator for Honor Our Pueblo Existance and Think Outside the Bomb.

Kristen Iversen, Rocky Flats, CO, author of "Full Body Burden" her personal story about contamination and growing up near the Rocky Flats plutonium processing facility that has contaminated the surrounding countryside, and the aquafier supplying Denver with plutonium and other radioactive toxins.

Dr. Jeff Patterson, President, Physicians for Social Responsibility, speaks about his experiences at Chernobyl and Fukushima.

Charmain White Face, member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and a former science teacher, founder of Defenders of the Black Hills, speaks about her work to protect and preserve the environment of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty Territory.

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01:21:17 English 2012-12-01
 University of Chicago, International House
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