Indian Point educational forum - LWV of Greenwich

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Indian Point educational forum - LWV of Greenwich
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Location:
Greenwich Town Hall - 101 Field Point Road
Time:
From : Wednesday, 16 November 2011 19:30
Until : Wednesday, 16 November 2011 22:00
(UTC 00:00) Western Europe Time, London, Lisbon, Casablanca, Reykjavik
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The League of Women Voters of Greenwich will sponsor an Indian Point educational forum, on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road.

Greenwich is approximately 20 miles from two nuclear reactors at Buchanan, NY on the Hudson River at Indian Point. This facility has been on-line for more than 35 years and the re-licensing process for another 20 years is underway. Radiation fallout have been detected... in Japan at distances greater than 20 miles from the nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi that were heavily damaged following the severe earthquake and tsunami that occurred in March. A similar nuclear reactor accident at Indian Point could directly affect the residents of Greenwich.

The public is invited to hear a panel of experts with opposing views address these questions:

1. Can nuclear reactor failures similar to the ones in Japan at Fukushima Daiichi happen here?
2. Is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) doing its job to protect the public?
3. Is Greenwich at risk if the aging reactors at Indian Point are re-licensed?

The panelists are:
Dr. Edwin Lyman, Union of Concerned Scientists, an expert on nuclear plant design and radiation effects.
Phillip Musegaas, Hudson River Program Director and Indian Point Policy Analyst for Riverkeeper-New York’s Clean Water Advocate.
James F.X. Steets, Director of Communications, Entergy Nuclear -the owner and operator of Indian Point and several other U.S. power plants.

Questions from the audience will follow their presentations. Dr. Stephen A. Myers, a physicist with a long history of involvement in nuclear issues, will moderate.

For more information contact Naomi Schiff Myers at 203-637-3892.

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