Day 2 of the World Uranium Symposium was another jam-packed day of workshops and plenaries full of inspiring and well-informed people from 25 countries on 5 continents. Peter Watts gave a workshop along with Katsumi Furitsu, from Japan, titled ‘From Hiroshima to Australia: health and social impacts of nuclear bombings’. The afternoon plenary focused on pulling together the discussions on nuclear power and nuclear weapons throughout the day, to feed into the Symposium Declaration, to be finalised and released on the last day.
The whole symposium went for a group photograph in front of Quebec City’s Parliament House, before we dashed back to the hotel for a Skype interview with NITV News. Peter and Barb sat infront of the big “Nuclear? No Thanks” flag and conveyed their thoughts on the symposium and the way forward for nuclear free movements in Australia and around the world.
Then we dashed off again to the opening of the International Uranium Film Festival, to be shown in Quebec City for the next two weeks. The Festival was opened by the Grand Chief of the James Bay Cree, Matthew Coon Come.