Connecticut Section Attends Coloquium on North American Energy Policy

Felix Meissner and Shawn Downey participated in the third Colloquium on North American Energy Policy: Opportunities and Challenges in Nuclear Energy at the Consulate General of Mexico in New York City on April 18, 2013.

This meeting was sponsored by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) of New York in collaboration with the Consulate General of Canada and the Consulate General Mexico.  This colloquium included 35 participants from the US, Canadian, and Mexican governments as well as industry representatives and academia.

A lively discussion was held on how best to promote and support the adoption of commercial nuclear electricity production throughout North America.  Nuclear power is of significant interest to the AJC Energy Committee as it is seen as critical to regional energy independence and security.


Nuclear Power Documentary Film Event for April 24th, 2013

Special Pre-release Screening of the New Documentary Film:  PANDORA’S PROMISE

Hosted by NSE – Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SCREENING & DISCUSSION with filmmaker Robert Stone
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
MIT 34-101

Admission is free.  Open to everyone.  Limited Seating.

For information:
Lisa Magnano Bleheen

Pandora's Promise banner

From the film’s producers:

A hit at the Sundance Film Festival, PANDORA’S PROMISE dares to tackle the emerging divide within the environmental movement over nuclear energy through the intimately told stories of thinkers, experts and authors who have come to change their minds about nuclear power. Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Robert Stone elegantly interweaves the personal narratives of Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas and Michael Shellenberger. By unearthing their personal transformations, Stone pierces commonly held assumptions and provides a captivating deconstruction of popular myths about radiation, waste and weapons, taking viewers on a mind-altering journey. 
PANDORA’S PROMISE inspires serious and realistic debate about how mankind will continue to power modern civilization without destroying it.

ANS Northeastern Section Speaker Meeting Announcement for April 30th, 2013

Risk and Performance Based NRC Initiatives

Featuring NRC Commissioner George Apostolakis

See the flyer below for a meeting announcement from the ANS Northeastern Section (Boston Area) featuring NRC Commissioner George Apostolakis.  This is a great opportunity for folks in our section.  The meeting will be in Foxboro, MA on April 30th, 2013.

Attendance is limited so please register quickly.  Under the terms of the reciprocal agreement with the NE Section, CT Section members will pay the Northeastern Section Member price.

Details are provided in this flyer:  Northeastern Section Announcement  and on the ANS Northeastern Section website:  Apostolakis Talk

So please consider attending this event and register soon.

See you there!

ANS Connecticut Section and Northeastern Section Sign Reciprocal Agreement

On April 3rd, 2013, the ANS Connecticut Section and the ANS Northeastern Section (centered in Boston) signed a “Reciprocal Agreement” to extend preferred access to our member.

Under this agreement each section will allow members of the other section to attend its meetings at same rates charged to its own members without charging them an additional membership fee.

Information on the ANS Northeastern Section events can be found here:

See you at a future NE Section Speaker Meeting!

Photos from the April 3rd Speaker Meeting “The Fukushima Lady”

Below are photos from the April 3rd, 2013 Speaker Meeting “The Fukushima Lady” featuring Margaret Harding.  This was another very successful meeting at the Nutmeg Restaurant in East Windsor, CT.  There were 40 people in attendance including 10 students.  Thank you to all who joined us!