Nuclear power plants generate reliable and clean electricity – with the lowest lifecycle CO2 emissions of any power source. They also create waste in the form of used nuclear fuel. This is your chance to hear from a nuclear waste scientist with years of experience dealing with these issues.
What is nuclear waste?
What are its hazards?
How is it stored today?
What are the long-term plans?
How much waste do we make?
What is the composition of nuclear waste?
How does it compare to fossil fuel waste?
Dr. James Conca will give a lively and interesting talk. He is a scientist in the field of the earth and environmental sciences for 33 years, specializing in geologic disposal of nuclear waste, energy-related research, planetary surface processes, radiobiology and shielding for space colonies, subsurface transport and environmental clean-up of heavy metals. He is a Trustee of the Herbert M. Parker Foundation, Adjunct at WSU, an Affiliate Scientist at LANL and consult on strategic planning for the DOE, EPA/State environmental agencies, and industry including companies that own nuclear, hydro, wind farms, large solar arrays, coal and gas plants. He also consults for EPA/State environmental agencies and industry on clean-up of heavy metals from soil and water.
Seattle Friends of Fission and Citizens Climate Lobby-Snohomish are jointly putting on this event.
Join a conversation around current developments in the Energy Transition and its geopolitical realities with a nuclear engineer and an expert on energy policy.
The geopolitics of energy plays a key and dynamic role in modern life, affecting many aspects of international decision-making. This truth has been more than highlighted by Russia’s war in Ukraine. Issues surrounding energy are critical to security relationships and are central to all considerations of climate change and its impacts.
Seattle Friends of Fission is joining 40+ cities around the globe to recognize nuclear power’s clean, dependable, safe energy to fight climate change.
Westlake Park (4th and Pike)
Saturday, September 18th, 2021, 11am to 4pm
Join us at the park or online (starting at 12 noon) to talk and share information. Click here to join on Youtube. Click here to join on Facebook.
Did you know that Washington is at risk for rolling blackouts during extreme heat events like we saw in June and August?
Seattle is going to need more clean energy to electrify our transportation. Additionally, when drought reduces our hydropower, that gap will need to be filled. Nuclear’s clean energy can supply these needs.
Seattle Friends of Fission is proud to join Stand Up For Nuclear to tell people about the importance of nuclear power and dispel widespread myths about the technology. Our participants are environmentalists, scientists, activists, engineers, and doctors.
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Join Seattle Friends of Fission for a lively discussion.
Governor Inslee has declared a drought emergency for Washington. • Will our clean hydropower be sufficient to generate enough electricity? • How much energy do we need for the future? • Why nuclear power should be part of the solution.
Join Dr. James Conca for a discussion on how we will generate enough energy to cool our houses, run our electric vehicles, power our buses and light rail, move our products, etc., and reduce carbon emissions. Lots of time at the end for your questions.
Dr. Conca is an earth and environmental scientist specializing in geologic disposal of nuclear waste, energy-related research, and work on issues in space for 34 years. He’s been a consultant for the DOE, EPA/State Environmental agencies and industry companies including nuclear, hydro, wind farms, large solar arrays, coal and gas. He currently writes an energy and environment weekly column for Forbes.com.