Lecture / Discussion | So You Don’t Want Nuclear Waste?
In collaboration with the Niagara Sierra Club, Western New York Environmental Alliance and West Valley Action Network
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 7 pm
Despite over 30 years of cleanup efforts and billions of dollars spent at the site, the West Valley Demonstration Project property was described as "arguably Western New York's most toxic location" in 2013. Located about 35 miles from Buffalo, it was formerly used to reprocess commercial nuclear fuel. The reprocessing ended in 1972. The liquid waste was turned into a glass-like substance between 1996 and 2002, and placed into 275 canisters inside the main plant process building.
The public is invited to come hear about possible implications of not cleaning West Valley. Make your voices heard.
Guest speaker is author Alan Lockwood, MD, professor emeritus of neurology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo. Lockwood is a senior scientist with Physicians for Social Responsibility. His previous book is The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health.
A panel discussion will follow to learn how to make comments at Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Scoping Hearing, the process used to determine the appropriate contents of an EIS. Public participation is an integral part of scoping. The first scoping step is to announce to the public, by a Federal Register notice and press releases, that an EIS will be prepared and to ask for comments about what should be included.
The Department of Energy and NYSERDA are holding SCOPING HEARINGS March 19, 20, and 21, 2018 to determine what will happen to the radioactive waste buried at West Valley.
Many are advocating for a full cleanup to protect the Great Lakes, ourselves and future generations.