Wednesday 21st September 2016
The John Peek Room, Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street,
Birmingham, B3 3BS
Rob Edwards (freelance environmental journalist with the Sunday Herald, The Guardian and New Scientist) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons UK, have published a report on the safety of the nuclear weapons convoys that routinely travel on British roads.
This report presents new research into local authorities’ knowledge of and forward planning for an accident involving a nuclear weapon convoy and our own scenario modelling for the potential fallout from an accident both at a national level and locally in five case-study areas: Birmingham, Preston, Newcastle, Glasgow, and Wetherby.
Tea and coffee will be served from 09.30. The event will begin at 10.00 with a presentation on the report from Rob Edwards followed by short talks on nuclear weapon convoys and their potential health impacts. There will then be time for a question and answer session with the audience.
The subject was covered on this site in March: https://ourbirmingham.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/do-birmingham-residents-commuters-and-council-know-about-nuclear-hazards-on-the-regions-road-and-rail/ And earlier https://ourbirmingham.wordpress.com/2015/12/15/councillor-anita-ward-a-disappointing-encounter/; https://ourbirmingham.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/our-nuclear-free-local-authority/