CONFERENCE: Ending the Nuclear Age — University of Chicago Dec. 1-2

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A MOUNTAIN OF WASTE 70 YEARS HIGH:
Ending the Nuclear Age


 

Two-day conference registration fee: $40 in advance, $50 at the door (including lunch on both days).
Register at: www.neis.org
Or call 773.342.7650
Email: neis@neis.org

THE FIRST CUPFULL OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE
On December 2, 1942, scientists achieved the world’s first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction at the Fermi reactor on this site at the University of Chicago. The Atomic Age was born — and so was radioactive waste. The Chicago conference marks 70 years since the first cupful of radioactive waste was generated. No permanent safe location or technology has ever been found — and may never be found — to isolate radioactive waste.

SEE FULL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE HERE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST
8:30am to 5:00PM
International House
1414 E. 59th St., Chicago

Featured speaker: Akiko Yushida, Friends of the Earth, Japan, Fukushima, the Never Ending Story.
Evening reception: 5:30pm
$30 per person.
Keynote presentation: 7:00pm. Dr. Norma Field, University of Chicago, Robert S. Ingersoll Distinguished Service Professor of Japanese Studies, Emerita. Where Are The People? Followed by: Film Screening: The Atomic States of America. Both evening events free and open to the public.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2ND
9:00am to 3:00pm
Hutchinson Commons
Reynolds Hall
5706 S. University Avenue, Chicago
Planned feature presentation: Father John Dear, on film, an internationally-known voice for peace and non-violence.

Memorial to the nuclear age: 3:30pm.
Ceremony, Henry Moore Sculpture to Nuclear Power
56th and Ellis, University of Chicago campus.

Optional Monday activity on full schedule
CLICK HERE FOR FULL SCHEDULE DETAILS

SPONSORED BY: Nuclear Energy Information Service, www.neis.org
and Beyond Nuclear, www.BeyondNuclear.org
CO-SPONSORED BY: UChicago Climate Action Network (U-CAN).
SATURDAY PROGRAM CO-SPONSORED BY: International House Global Voices Program
773.753.2274 http://ihouse.uchicago.edu

Persons with disabilities that may need assistance should contact the Office of Programs & External Relations in advance of the program at: (773) 753-2274

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3 Responses to CONFERENCE: Ending the Nuclear Age — University of Chicago Dec. 1-2

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  3. admin2 says:

    Thank you, Dallas KAT!
    Glad to have you checking us out!
    Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA)

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