WLI will discuss effects of nuclear radiation during June 5 program at Hoag Library

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 15 May 2024 at 6:00 am

ALBION – A program of World Life Institute to educate the public on nuclear energy will continue with a presentation at 7 p.m. June 5 at Hoag Library focusing on “Fukushima and Biological Effects of Radiation.”

Global Nuclear Awareness is a program of World Life Institute, founded in 1986 by the late Dr. Asaf Durakovic, MD, PhD, DVM, MSc and colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. Durakovic was the author of more than 225 scientific publications in recognized international journals focusing on the biological effects of ionizing radiation.

“As a medical doctor, Dr. Durakovic realized not only the medical effects, but the biological hazards of radiation,” said Samiah Ghani, a volunteer with World Life Institute, who has been involved with the nuclear awareness program since it was started.

In addition to presentations at Hoag Library, World Life Institute has held webinars and in-person training on the subject of radiation, Ghani said.

The awareness program June 5 will feature presentations by Stella Gresham, a member of the steering committee for Global Nuclear Awareness, titled “Fukushima: What’s the Fuss About?” and Tedd Weyman, deputy director of the Uranium Medical Research Center in New York and Toronto, discussing “Surrounded: Military and Industrial Nuclear Technology in Space.”

Redfield-Shakoor worked closely with Durakovic to coordinate the accredited Radiation Emergency Management program for medical professionals and emergency personnel sponsored by Brockport State College and the U.S. Veterans Administration.

Weymann has 35 years’ experience in his field as a consultant in organization behavior, emergency management and planning, integrated municipal emergency services, training and community capacity building and public policy. He is a senior lecturer for Global Nuclear Awareness and conducts presentations, certificate program classes and educational consulting to local and international audiences, including undergraduate students, the public and “nuclear communities” on issues of nuclear war and deterrence, nuclear reactor accidents, radiation risks, contamination and health effects.

The program June 5 is free and light refreshments will be served.