Public welcome to global nuclear awareness program today in Medina

Staff Reports Posted 2 December 2017 at 7:39 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: Linda Redfield leads a discussion on Nov. 18 at the Colonade, the former Medina Masonic Lodge. The discussion focused on emergency planning for radiation accidents in WNY.

World Life Institute concludes five-part series today

MEDINA – The World Life Institute concludes a series on global nuclear awareness today with a special presentation at the Colonade at 229 West Center St., Medina.

The program begins at 11 a.m. and focuses on ways individuals and families can protect themselves in a radiation emergency.

This is the last in a series of five thought-provoking public presentations on nuclear issues.

Paul Zimmerman, researcher and author with over 30 years experience working on the impacts of nuclear technology, will be a featured speaker today.

This special presentation introduces the scientific knowledge needed for safety and survival in a nuclear or radiation emergency, including the basic principles that must be clearly understood for personal and family protection.

The World Life Institute organized Global Nuclear Awareness 2017, a timely new educational program that explores what nuclear energy means for our future. The program aims to build science-based knowledge and awareness of nuclear issues to empower professionals and community members to understand and effectively respond to current and future nuclear threats and events.

For more information visit the program website by clicking here.

The most recent program about nuclear issues on Nov. 18 focused on emergency planning for radiation accidents in Western New York.

That program included public health experts and emergency planners, who discussed the current state of readiness for responding to a radiation accident in Western New York State.

Redfield was joined on Nov.18 by Albert Cheverie, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Orleans and Genesee Counties; Dr. Nicole Gerber, Emergency Manager for Roswell Park Cancer Institute; and Dr. David Bell, Global Public Health Specialist and professor at St. John Fisher College in Rochester.

Linda Redfield said Western New York and the Great Lakes have nuclear power plants and some radioactive material is transported by trucks through the region.

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