The People’s History of Radioactive Waste FORUM

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Loyola University, Lakeshore Campus Chicago, IL

Workshops and Speakers on various aspects of the radioactive waste crisis

1:00 to 1:30pm – Introductory session (plenary)

Why Chicago? Why now? What the grassroots anti-nuclear movement needs to do to protect people and the environment from radioactive waste.

1:30 to 2:00 – Plenary on First Set of Workshop Topics: Parking Lot Dumps, Reprocessing, and HOSS (workshop leaders will present short summaries of their particular break out session, so participants can choose which workshop most interests them)

2:00 to 3:15 -- First Set of Workshops (break out sessions) 1. Reprocessing and plutonium policy

2. Hardened on-site Storage (HOSS) as opposed to current on-site outdoor dry cask and indoor pool storage

3. So-called commercial “low-level” waste generation, processing, storage, disposal, “recycling” and “release”

4. Radioactive waste transport Issues and away-from-reactor commercial high-level radioactive waste storage (centralized interim storage, monitored retrievable storage, or parking lot dumps)

3:15 to 3:45 Rest Break

3:45 to 4:15 – Plenary on Second Set of Workshop Topics: Yucca, WIPP, and Health (again, workshop leaders will present short summaries of their particular break out session, so participants can choose which workshop most interests them)

4:15 to 5:30 Second Set of Workshops (break out sessions) 1. Prevention is the best medicine: stopping new uranium mines and reactors 2. Yucca Mountain and other targeted repositories/disposal sites 3. Military waste sources and current policy challenges (WIPP and other DOE sites) 4. Radioactivity’s hazards to health, now and in the future

EVENING PROGRAM beginning at 7pm:

Keynote speaker(s) to be announced, as well as musical entertainment, including singer/songwriter Victor McManemy of Traverse City, Michigan.