Sean McDonagh’s Book Launch: Fukushima-The Death Knell for Nuclear Energy?
The Columban Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Team has organised a book launch of Sean McDonagh’s FUKUSHIMA: THE DEATH KNELL FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY?
Sean McDonagh is one of CEL’s patrons.
Thursday 22nd November 2012, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Heythrop College, University of London, Kensington Square, London W8 5HN
Speaker – Author and Eco-theologian SEAN MCDONAGH ssc.
Chair – JOHN VIDAL, The Guardian’s Environment Editor.
A panel discussion will include BRUCE KENT, Vice-President of Pax Christi and of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).
In his latest book, Columban priest Sean McDonagh focuses on the controversial issue of nuclear power, particularly the disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant in March 2011. He says: “Although nuclear plants have been supplying energy in the context of ‘peaceful use’ to society until now, they have also released an enormous amount of radioactive waste such as plutonium. We are placing the custodial responsibility of these dangerous wastes on future generations for centuries to come. We must consider this matter to be an ethical issue.”
The formal session will be followed by refreshments.
Copies of the book will be available.
Photos of parishes in the vicinity of Fukushima will be on display.
Nearest tube station is High Street Kensington. See http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/
The event is organised by the Columban Missionary Society. Website: www.columbans.co.uk
Contact: Ellen Teague 07956 317 338
Comments on "Sean McDonagh’s Book Launch: Fukushima-The Death Knell for Nuclear Energy?"
Fr Sean McDonagh very greatly overstates the case against Nuclear. Yes there are dangers, but Fukushima has not been followed by a world-wide nuclear shut down. In the UK, 'renewables' have received much public subsidy; Nuclear is not attracting special treatment and renewables are not generating enough power. The presence of CND luminaries in the debate is interesting. Surely they are not saying, preposterously, that nuclear power = nuclear weapons? I'm sure Fr Sean is an admirable fellow, but I wholly reject his approach.