Science Update with Dr. James Conca
Zoom event, Monday, August 29, 2022, 7pm-9pm PDT
Please register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElfu6tpz8jG9eoYK61t7b-LPogPZWL3lQw
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.