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Acclaimed nuclear physicist to lecture at UM Friday

By Collegian News Staff

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Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow

Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow

In the wake of last month’s meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, the Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) will bring world-renowned nuclear physicist Dr. Kelvin Kemm to the University of Massachusetts today.

Kemm will lecture starting at noon in room 133 of the Isenberg School of Management and will discuss the Japanese nuclear disaster, the future of nuclear energy and nuclear energy in the third world, announced CFACT director Dmitriy Shapiro in a Thursday release.

Kemm believes that constructing nuclear power plants in developing nations can “bolster civilian infrastructure and improve the quality of life,” according to the release.

The South Africa native is being brought to campus by the newly-inaugurated campus chapter of CFACT, which Shapiro said in the release is “a conservative, free market environmental lobby.” Kemm’s speech is also being sponsored by UMass physics professor Dr. Gerald A. Peterson, who “supports the event because of his research, involvement and interest in nuclear power,” according to Shapiro’s statement.

Kemm will discuss whether he feels nuclear power plants actually pose a major threat to areas susceptible to earthquakes or tsunamis, addressing both media’s scrutiny of nuclear power in vulnerable areas and the real threats such arrangements pose. He is the founder of the environmental lobby Green and Gold Forum and was, according to Shapiro’s release, the first African appointed to the European Science and Environmental Forum (ESEF). Kemm will also attempt to back up his assertion that nuclear power is the cleanest and safest form of energy, Shapiro said.

Shapiro said in the release that Kemm’s visit comes at a perfect time, given recent events.

“Even with the nearly impossible amount of time to organize the event,” he said, referencing the fact that talk of Kemm’s appearance only began about a week ago, “we decided to accept the challenge because of how timely the nuclear power issue is.”

Kemm’s presentation will commence at noon Friday and is free and open to the public.

-Collegian News Staff

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2 Responses to “Acclaimed nuclear physicist to lecture at UM Friday”

  1. NG on April 23rd, 2011 12:02 pm

    I won’t be able to attend the lecture by the Spin Doctor but I would like to leave a comment to him and his supporters calling themselves da da da da for a constructive tomorrow.

    If you think this idea of creating more nuclear power eveywhere is such a great idea, then by all means feed your children some of the Albacore Tuna that will be migrating from Japan to California this summer. Make them a Tuna Sandwhich and see how they feel a year or two later.

    You may think this energy is clean but why do the power sites that make it store their spent fuel rods at the site? Because there is no safe place to put it. It piles up year after year. Thats not clean my friend, that’s disaster waiting to happen.

    This Spin Doctor will tell you anything the Industry pays him to tell you. Especially about how safe this and that is. Meanwhile here’s something for you to think about.

    Why have all the stories disappeared from mainstream media news about what is still unfolding in Japan? How come I have to dig around on the WEB to get any information?

    Take your own personal survey. Ask a neighbor if they know about the number of towns growing in evacuation over there.

    This thing is not over yet, Do you get it ? Its like the Gulf of Mexico. Do you honestly think that those muti-millions of barrels of oil that spilled somehow
    disappeared because Main Stream Corporate owned Media News is no longer writing about it ?

    Its time to pull your head out of the sand. This thing in Japan is going to the max and the people of Tokyo 150 miles away are starting to panic. They are outraged at Japan Electric for what’s quietly creeping into their metropolis.

    The fact that its not being covered by Mainstream media news tells me that its a story that Corporate America wants shut down and they have the power to do it.

    I don’t mind if you eat the Albacore Tuna this summer but I won’t be feeding it to my children or loved ones.

    AND if any of you attending have any sense of self decency you will warn your neighbors who may or may not have children, that the Albacore Tuna migrating from radio active waters will arrive here by mid summer of this year.

  2. lia on April 25th, 2011 2:26 pm

    Renowned? Really? Of course you omit to report that he is in the pay of those who, in the free market, hope to reap a benefit from the exploitation of S.Africa.

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