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.
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
Admission is free. Open to everyone. Limited Seating.
Lisa Magnano Bleheen
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.
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!
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: http://local.ans.org/ne/
See you at a future NE Section Speaker Meeting!
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!