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Nuclear Energy – Friend or Foe?
January 14, 2020 @ 5:30pm-7:00pm$18 – $22
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Dr. James W. Bray, Chief Scientist at General Electric Global Research, to talk about nuclear energy. Nuclear energy is part of our daily lives as a portion of the electricity we use and as a recurrent warfare threat influencing world politics. It offers the promise an inexhaustible energy source for our use in the future. But has nuclear gotten a bad rap as a result of highly publicized accidents such has Chernobyl and Fukushima? Can public concerns be assuaged by safer reactor designs and operating procedures? Can concerns about long term storage of reactor waste be satisfactorily addressed? And could nuclear be a renewable energy via use of breeder reactors? This lecture will review all of these aspects of nuclear energy. Registration is $18 in advance or $22 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.