March Section Meeting: "Thorium and the Waste Issue"

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Dr. Steeves will review fission, actinides, fission products, and a comparison of thorium with uranium, especially with regard to thorium’s use in molten salt reactors instead of light water reactors. His remarks are directly relevant to our concept of nuclear waste, which is so badly misunderstood by the media and most of the public.


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  • 4340 Tokay Blvd
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • United States 53711
  • Building: Sequoya Branch of Madison Public Library
  • Room Number: Meeting Room B
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  • Starts 11 February 2019 10:58 AM
  • Ends 21 March 2019 08:00 AM
  • All times are US/Central
  • No Admission Charge
  • Menu: Meat Pizza, Vegetarian Pizza, None
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  Speakers

Dr. Richard Steeves
Dr. Richard Steeves of RethinkingNuclear.org

Topic:

Thorium and the Waste Issue

Dr. Steeves will review fission, actinides, fission products, and a comparison of thorium with uranium, especially with regard to thorium’s use in molten salt reactors instead of light water reactors. His remarks are directly relevant to our concept of nuclear waste, which is so badly misunderstood by the media and most of the public.

Biography:

Dr. Richard Steeves is an Emeritus Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine with interest in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and the severity of future climate change. Since 2010 he has been leading a discussion group, called “Pathways to a Sustainable Planet”, for the University’s Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization. His experience in handling X-rays and radioactive isotopes, both in the USA and at the Curie Institute in Paris, prepared him for delving into the potential benefits of atomic energy for solving our impending climate crisis. Cleaning up our generation of electricity is a good way to start, for transportation as well as for home and industrial use. Richard drives an electric car and flies an electric airplane. He would much rather plug into a grid like Illinois’ than Wisconsin’s, and he believes we will need more than renewable energies to accomplish this.

 

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Agenda

11:30 -- Social and Lunch

             Meal Donation (Suggested): Members: $5, Guests: $10, Students: Free

12:00 -- Presentation by Dr. Steeves

1:00 -- Adjourn