Interview with nuclear critic Helen Caldicott, MD10/06/11 Robert Lorei
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Our guest today is Helen Caldicott, MD. She has devoted the last 38 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age â€¦Born in Melbourne, Australia In 1971, Dr Caldicott played a major role in Australiaâ€™s opposition to French atmospheric nuclear testing in the Pacific; in 1975 she worked with the Australian trade unions to educate their members about the medical dangers of the nuclear fuel cycle, with particular reference to uranium mining.
While living in the United States from 1977 to 1986, she co-founded the Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization of 23,000 doctors committed to educating their colleagues about the dangers of nuclear power, nuclear weapons and nuclear war. On. The international umbrella group (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War) won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. She also founded the Womenâ€™s Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND) in the US in 1980.
Among her books IF YOU LOVE THIS PLANET and NUCLEAR POWER IS NOT THE ANSWER. She'll be speaking tonight at the USF College of Public Health.