Sending Office: Honorable Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr.
Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants:
What Congress, Federal Agencies and Communities Need to Know
Monday, July 16
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Room HC-8, U.S. Capitol Building
By now you should have received an invitation from the Environmental and Energy Study Institute to attend a briefing entitled:
Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants: What Congress, Federal Agencies and Communities Need to Know.
The briefing will examine the urgent need to safely decommission nuclear power plants, many of which are nearing the end of their operational lifespans. Decommissioning is the process of dismantling the closed plant and securing or removing radioactive waste
while lowering the site’s residual radioactivity to safer levels. Getting decommissioning right is critical to communities’ health and safety.
Speakers will include:
- Mayor Al Hill, Mayor of Zion, Illinois (home of the decommissioned Zion Nuclear Power Station)
- Robert Alvarez, Senior Scholar, Institute for Policy Studies; former Department of Energy Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for National Security and the Environment
- Geoffrey Fettus, Senior Attorney for Energy & Transportation, Natural Resources Defense Council
- Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Specialist, Beyond Nuclear
I hope you will be able to join us for this important discussion. You can RSVP at:
Hank Johnson Jr.
Member of Congress
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