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Cultures of Preparedness Conference & Symposium
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Niagara University, Lewiston, NY, 4th Floor, St.Vincent's Hall
Cultures of Preparedness 2019 Conference Program:
Black Swans, Dragon Kings and Supernova
A. Nuclear and radiological threats - the consequences of the unexpected.
B. Can nuclear solutions mitigate global warming?
Opening Remarks by Major General Patrick A. Murphy
NYS Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.
Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Border Community Service of Niagara University and the Global Nuclear Awareness Program presented A Free Symposium at Niagara University, Gallagher Center
Current Nuclear Risks, Radiological Hazards and the Requirements for Personal Protection
It doesn’t matter whether the cause of a nuclear or radiological event is hostile, accidental, or industrial, whether it is an emergency incident or chronic environmental exposure. People want to understand the risks and realities, the facts, and the consequences of plausible and likely nuclear incidents, exposures, and contamination. They want to know how they can protect themselves and their families from harm.
Current Nuclear Risks and Radiological Hazards
Tedd Weyman explores the current global and local nuclear risks, including the threats posed by emerging regional nuclear powers and the new nuclear arms race, as well as the radiological hazards posed by aging nuclear plants, nuclear waste, and transportation of radioactive materials. The challenges of a serious radiological incident were explored by examining the effects of the 1945 bombing at Hiroshima and the consequences to communities and first responders of the nuclear accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima.
Basic Requirements for Personal and Family Protection
Paul Zimmerman addresses the education and preparations needed in advance to prevent harm in a radiological incident. The top priority is to acquire a basic understanding of nuclear radiation and its hazards. Following in importance is knowledge of simple radiation detection equipment and its usage. Only through instrumentation can a person determine when it is necessary to take shelter, whether or not the chosen shelter is adequate, and when it is safe to exit the shelter. The third mandatory area of study is the science of radiation shielding and methods for creating an effective fallout shelter. This presentation covered all of these subjects.
Genesee Community College Workshop
April 16, 2018
Genesee Community College Special Classroom Lecture on:
Responding to Nuclear Incidents
Global Nuclear Awareness Program associates Dr. Linda Redfield Shakoor and Paul Zimmerman presented to an emergency preparedness class about the types of nuclear incidents which could occur in Western New York. Based on original research she recently conducted, Dr. Redfield Shakoor examined the challenges first responders might encounter in a radiological incident, both in their knowledge and their willingness to respond. Paul Zimmerman outlined the knowledge needed to prevent personal harm in a radiation environment. He also set out the basic protective steps first-responders should consider when responding to a nuclear accident or event.
November 18, 2017
World Life Institute, Center of Excellence
Global Nuclear Awareness Panel Discussion on: Radiation Emergency Preparedness
Nicole Gerber, Emergency Manager, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Albert Cheverie, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Dr. David Bell, WLI
There is a boom in building small and modular Nuclear Power reactors worldwide: Will this solve the world energy need? Will it restore the climate? Fight Global Warming?
Learn how Radiation is the single most challenging and dangerous threat to leaving the earth, to space exploration, living on the moon, and placing communities of people on Mars.