Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Green Film Series to present documentary on nuclear power and waste June 21

HOUGHTON -- The Green Film Series will present the 58-minute documentary film Into Eternity, followed by coffee, dessert and facilitated discussion from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, in GOO2 Forestry Building on the Michigan Tech campus. Admission is free, but a $3 donation is suggested.

Every day, all over the world, large amounts of high-level radioactive waste created by nuclear power plants is placed in interim storage -- vulnerable to natural and human-caused disasters and to societal upheaval and terrorism. Into Eternity explores the mind–boggling scientific and philosophical questions that use of nuclear power and associated long-term nuclear waste storage poses for human civilization.

Dr. Wayne Pennington, Michigan Tech Department of Geological Science and Engineering chair, will be the discussion facilitator.

The Green Film program is partially funded with a grant from the League of Women Voters of the Copper Country, Friends of the Land of Keweenaw, and the U.P. Environmental Coalition.

Co-sponsors are Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative,
Keweenaw Land Trust, Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society and Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Click here for more information on this film.

Click here to read more about the Green Film Series at Michigan Tech University.

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