Hudson Valley News
3:34 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Community Forum At SUNY New Paltz Focuses On Fukushima Fallout

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The ongoing danger of radiation from a 2011 nuclear accident in Japan is the topic of a discussion Wednesday evening at SUNY New Paltz in Ulster County.

The community dialogue is entitled “Fukushima and You” and will focus on the impacts of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster on health and the environment. Speakers will discuss the ongoing danger of radiation from Fukushima's destroyed reactors since the March 2011 tsunami and meltdowns. Scheduled speakers include Ulster County legislator and Clearwater Environmental Action Director Manna Jo Greene; Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner; journalist and activist Harvey Wasserman – via Skype - and a local resident and New Paltz restaurant owner who has family living 17 miles from the Fukushima, where fuel rod removal began in November. The discussion is from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m. in the science building at the State University of New York at New Paltz.