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1:30 p.m. EST/1830 GMT News Briefing to be Held by U.S. Nuclear Experts on Japan Reactor Crisis

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Experts Available Now for Interviews on Rapidly Developing Situation in Japan

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A news media briefing will take place by phone at 1:30 p.m. EST/1830 GMT by four leading nuclear experts in response to the nuclear reactor crisis in Japan.

News event speakers will be:

* Peter Bradford, former commissioner, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission;

* Robert Alvarez, senior scholar, Institute for Policy Studies, where he is currently focused on nuclear disarmament and environmental and energy policies, and former senior policy advisor,  U.S. Secretary of Energy, where he coordinated the effort to enact nuclear worker compensation legislation;

* Ken Bergeron, a physicist and former Sandia scientist where he worked on nuclear reactor accident simulation; and

* Dr. Ira Helfand, board member, Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Also participating on the call will be Aileen Mioko Smith with Green Action, Kyoto, Japan.  She has been active on nuclear power issues in Japan for several years and lived  near Three Mile Island from 1980-82, working on a project on impacts of the accident there.

For additional background information, please refer to http://www.psr.org/nuclear-bailout/japan-earthquakenuclear.pdf.

TO PARTICIPATE: You can join this live, phone-based news conference (with full, two-way Q&A) at 1:30 p.m. EST/1830 GMT on March 12, 2011 by dialing 1 (800) 860-2442 in the U.S., 080-823-89064 in the United Kingdom or +1-412-858-4600 for callers outside the U.S./United Kingdom. Ask for the "Japan nuclear reactor meltdown risk" telenews event.

CAN'T PARTICIPATE?:  A streaming audio replay of the news event will be available on the Web at http://www.foe.org as of 4 p.m. EST on March 12, 2011. 

SOURCE Physicians for Social Responsibility, Washington, D.C.



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