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From: Tara Thornton <tara@miltoxproj.org>
Date: 10 Jun 2003 19:13:52 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] DU symposium in NYC 6/14
 Thanks for passing this on:
> Here is a rare and important opportunity in a public forum to get
> unvarnished facts on the depleted uranium issue from leading scientists
> other experts, and to make citizen concern about it heard in a public
> June 14 in NYC.  Please see www.nuclearpolicy.org for more info and
> registration.
> Source:  Nuclear Policy Research Institute
> 1925 K Street NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20006  ph / 202-822-9800 fax/
> 202-822-9272
> Contact: Christine Haenn  202/822-9800; Christine@nuclearpolicy.org
> June 14 New York Symposium On Depleted Uranium Controversy
> WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Nuclear Policy Research Institute (NPRI) will
> sponsor a public  symposium on June 14, 2003 at the New York Academy of
> Medicine on the Health Effects of Depleted Uranium Munitions.    The New
> York Academy of Medicine is located on Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street in
> Manhattan.  The symposium takes place from 8:45am through 5:15pm.  For
> complete information and on-line registration, go to
> The event will focus on the potential medical effects of depleted uranium
> and the legal ramifications for its use,  especially with regard to the
> controversy over clean up of munitions and tanks scattered across Iraq in
> the wake of the recent war, in which  vastly more DU in more populated
> was used than in the 1991 Gulf War.
> The symposium gathers from around the world experts on all sides of the
> issue, including those who have been quoted in recent media coverage of
> depleted uranium controversy and/or  have done important scientific
> reserarch in this area.  Leading scientists and experts will help refocus
> the DU debate on scientific and factual points, and present their findings
> in an accessible way .   Policy recommendations will be presented and
> questions will be taken from the audience.  Scheduled speakers include:
> Helen Caldicott, MD  -- President, NPRI; internationally known
> on nuclear weapons, Nobel Peace Prize nominee
> Steve Fetter, Ph.D. --  Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland
> Robert Alvarez -- Senior Scholar, Institute for Policy Studies; Senior
> Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Energy from 1993 to 1999
> Dan Fahey -- internationally known expert on depleted uranium
> Jan Olaf Snihs  --Scientific Team Leader, Post Conflict Assessment Unit,
> United Nations Environmental Program.
> Dr. Avril McDonald -- Researcher, TMC Asser Institute for International
> The Hague
> Hari Sharma, Ph. D. -- Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, University of
> Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
> Donald Louria, M.D. -- Chairman Emeritus, Department of Preventive
> & Community Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
> Medical School
> Randall Parrish -- Research Professor of Isotope Geology, University of
> Leicester; Head, Isotope Geosciences Laboratory, UK Natural Environment
> Research Council
> Thomas B. Cochran, Ph.D. -- Director, Nuclear Program, Natural Resources
> Defense Council (NRDC)
> George Woodwell, Ph.D. -- Founder, Woods Hole Research Center
> David J. Brenner, Ph.D., D.Sc. -- Professor of Radiation Oncology and
> Health and Director of Radiological Research Accelerator Facility, College
> of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.
> Thomas M. Fasy, MD, Ph.D. -- Associate Professor of Pathology, Mount Sinai
> School of Medicine
> Concerned citizens, scientists and journalists are encouraged to attend.
> For further media information, please call or email Christine Haenn
> 202/822-9800, Christine@nuclearpolicy.org. Public information also
> at www.nuclearpolicy.org
> ###

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