Dr. Edwin Lyman, a national recognized nuclear power safety expert from the Union of Concerned Scientists and co-author of Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster, will speak on Tues., June 10th at the 1717 Meeting House in West Barnstable (2049 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable, MA). The program will begin at 6:30 pm and admission is free. An introduction to the evening will be provided by Senator Dan Wolf.

The consequences of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima continue to unfold after that fateful day on March 11, 2011 – with continued impacts to human health, economics, and the environment. What lessons has the U.S. heeded from this disaster? What are U.S. regulators doing to better protect the hundreds of millions of Americans who live near the nation’s 100 operating nuclear reactors, including Pilgrim? What are some of the known risks at Pilgrim and what is being done to address them?

This event is being sponsored by Cape Downwinders along with: The Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Pilgrim Watch, Pilgrim Coalition, Down Cape Downwinders, Cape Cod Bay Watch, Concerned Neighbors of Pilgrim, 350MVY.org, and Capecool.org.

About Dr. Edwin Lynman:

Edwin Lyman is an internationally recognized expert on nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism as well as nuclear power safety and security. He is a member of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, and has testified numerous times before Congress and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Since joining UCS in 2003, he has published articles in a number of journals and magazines, including Science, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Science and Global Security,and Arms Control Today, and he has been cited in thousands of news stories, including articles in the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post,and USA Today, and in segments on ABC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, NBC, NPR and PBS.

Before joining UCS, Dr. Lyman was president of the Nuclear Control Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based organization focused on nuclear proliferation. From 1992 to 1995, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University’s Center for Energy and Environmental Studies (now the Science and Global Security Program). He earned a doctorate degree in physics from Cornell University in 1992.