Nuclear Energy Talk at Lakehead University

THUNDER BAY – At Lakehead University today, as a part of a continuing series of lectures, there is a discussion on Nuclear Energy.

The talk is sponsored by Environment North.

Environment North will be having their annual general meeting and hosting a public presentation/e-lecture on nuclear energy. The speakers at this year’s AGM, Gordon Edwards and Robert Del Tredici will give a presentation on “Ontario’s Nuclear Legacy”. They will present their argument on why nuclear energy should be phased out and options for present nuclear waste.

A public presentation on “Ontario’s Nuclear Legacy”, along with a related photography exhibit, “Illuminating the Nuclear Enterprise”, will be hosted by Environment North at Lakehead University. On Friday, April 16, 2010, two renowned speakers will be sharing their expertise in the nuclear energy sector. Dr. Gordon Edwards is the president of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, and he will help demystify nuclear technology. Robert Del Tredici is the author of The People of Three Mile Island and At Work in the Fields of the Bomb. His photography will be featured in an informative exhibit.

The public presentation, “Ontario’s Nuclear Legacy” will be held in the Theatre, UC 1017, at 7:30 p.m. It will also be web-streamed live. Details on the e-lecture can be found on the Environment North website. The photo exhibit, “Illuminating the Nuclear Enterprise” is available for viewing throughout the evening.

Voluntary donations will be gratefully accepted. University parking is free after 6:00 p.m. Public transit access is via the Crosstown and Junot routes.

Environment North’s 2010 Annual General Meeting will be held immediately before this event, and it is also open to the public. Anyone interested in knowing more about this charitable organization is encouraged to attend. The AGM will be in “The Study”, UC 2035, at 6:30 p.m.

Environment North is a regional organization which strives to improve and protect the ecological sustainability and socio-economic well-being of Northwestern Ontario through leadership, research, partnerships, and education. Areas of focus include the boreal forest, energy use and generation, and conservation of natural resources. The head office of the corporation is in Thunder Bay.

The video for the live stream was videoed and produced by Paul Morralee of Morvision in Thunder Bay: