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The Ukraine Crisis: Is Nuclear Conflict Likely?

The Ukraine Crisis: Is Nuclear Conflict Likely?

October 8, 2014 3:00 PM

Location: Zenger Room

The Ukraine Crisis: Is Nuclear Conflict Likely?

Washington, DC – Australia’s Dr. Helen Caldicott – a longtime advocate of citizen action to address nuclear and environmental crisis, founding President of Physicians for Social Responsibility and a 1985 Nobel Peace Prize nominee – believes the current crisis in Ukraine is evidence that the Cold War has not only returned and could well morph into a nuclear exchange between Russia and the U.S.

For the first time in recent history, Russia and the U.S. are in a state of confrontation. Both nations have recently conducted nuclear war games, and some reports suggest that the state of alert of their nuclear arsenals has been raised.

At a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Wednesday, October 8, Caldicott will argue that the Cold War has not only returned, but is heating up. The nuclear exchange she fears would result in ozone depletion, radioactive contamination, massive fire storms and a nuclear winter. Even without a nuclear confrontation, Ukraine hosts 15 nuclear power plants. Conventional warfare could cause several of them to melt down.

This Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8 in the National Press Club’s Zenger Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045.

Like all Newsmakers events, the news conference is open to credentialed media and club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

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