November Meeting: All Things Nuclear

Sunday, November  5,  2017,

3-:00 – 5:00  p.m.

E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room

Dr. Dodge will present updates on all things nuclear.

He will cover the topics of nuclear arsenals and war to the United Nations Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons adopted on July 7, 2017 and the awarding of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

We will discuss Senate Bill 200 and H.R.669 – Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017.

He will also bring us up to date on our local nuclear legacy at Santa Susana Field Lab, which housed 10 nuclear reactors, of which at least four suffered accidents,  and a factory for fabricating reactor fuel rods out of plutonium.  It was the site of tens of thousands of rocket tests, involving dangerous fuels and  toxic solvents that were allowed to simply percolate into the soil and groundwater.

His emphasis will be on actions we all can and must take.

Dr. Dodge was part of  Physicians for Social Responsibility’s team of citizen-lobbyists attending the United Nations  convention for the treaty banning nuclear weapons.

Dr. Dodge, with Physicians for Social Responsibility LA, has long advocated with the Department of Energy for a complete clean-up of the Santa Susana Field Lab.

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