Saturday 19th, 2010 Saturday JUNE 19th, 2010
10.00 Welcome to Manchester
Sean Morris, NFLA secretary
ALICE STEWART LECTURE
10.10 Childhood leukemia in the vicinity of German Nuclear Power facilities - results and consequences of the KiKK study. Professor Wolfgang Weiss (German Federal Office for Radiation Protection)
10.55 Questions and Answers
Theme 1: Radiation Risks
11.10 Radiation-induced bystander effects – latest news
Dr Carmel Mothersill (McMaster University, Canada)
11, 30 COFFEE
11.50 Shape of the dose-response relationship and its impact on leukemia risk, Dr Alfred Koerblein (Environmental Institute, Munich)
12.10 Radiation biology of environmental and medical exposures
Professor Eric Wright (University of Dundee)
12.30 Chernobyl and Epidemiology TBC
Professor Richard Wakeford (University of Manchester)
12.50 – 1.10 Questions and discussion
Very low levels of radiation and health effects, John Urquhart, PhD student, Open University
Forgotten Heroes? A Case Study of Britain’s Cold War Atomic Test Veterans and the Burden of Proof. Tracey Morris, University of St Andrews
Third workshop TBC
4.0 Theme 2: Managing Radioactive wastes
Session Chair: Pete Roche, Energy and Environment Consultancy Edinburgh
Geological Repository – the holes in the argument
Dr Rachel Western, Former nuclear researcher Friends of the Earth and NIREX
4.20 UK Uranium supplies: health and environmental impacts
Peter Diehl, WISE Uranium website
4.40 -5 Questions and discussion
7.00 Evening meal and social, pub Briton’s Protection, 50 Gt Bridgewater St, Manchester M1 5DL.
Sunday June 20th
11.00 Strategy workshop Briton’s Protection pub
Briton’s Protection pub which is about 8 minutes walk from the Friends Meeting House behind the Bridgewater Concert Hall - 50 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5DL, telephone 0161 236 5895. Lunches £5-£7 a head.
The UK and Ireland Nuclear Free Local Authorities was established in November 1980 and reaches its 30th anniversary this year. It is the primary local government organisation on nuclear issues. It takes a leading role within local government and lobbying central government on nuclear power, nuclear safety and nuclear weapons proliferation issues. It seeks to build a nuclear weapons free world, and is a close partner of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki led Mayors for Peace. It also opposes expansion of the nuclear fuel cycle - seeing renewable energy, microgeneration and energy efficiency as a cleaner and more sustainable alternative.
The NFLA has taken a continuing interest in the technical, political and scientific debate on the effects of low level radiation on health and has produced many policy briefings and supported considerable independent research on this important issue. It has recently submitted to the Government its concern on the effects of low level radiation around nuclear sites and urged the UK Government to lengthen the consultation on the justification of new nuclear power stations to adequately consider the findings of the COMARE commission into the German government's KIKK report. It campaigns for public safety, health and environmental protection.
The Low Level Radiation and Health Conference was set up in 1985 by members of the public keen to find out more about these issues and so 2010 celebrates its 25th silver anniversary. Since its inception, the conference has been organised by a different voluntary group of members of the public and the event has rotated to different parts of the UK.
The conference is a unique event bringing together members of the nuclear industry, Government organisations, monitoring agencies, Local authorities, medics, academic researchers, health workers, environmental health officers, campaigners and interested lay people. It is an educational event which aims to provide up to the minute research via presentations by a range of people from government, regulators, industry and academics thus making these issues accessible to as broad a range of people as possible by keeping the costs as low as reasonably practicable.
Conference Organising Group:
Contact: Janine Allis-Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Morris, Nuclear Free Local Authorities Secretary
Jill Sutcliffe, 01403 700395, email@example.com
21st Low Level Radiation and Health Conference
Nuclear energy – new build and new radiation paradigm
Nuclear Free Local Authorities
Low Level Radiation
Low Level Radiation
and Health Conference
Manchester Quaker Meeting Hall, 6 Mount St, Manchester
Jointly held by Low Radiation and Health Conference and the Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA)