Nuclear waste to be hot topic at local forum set for Aug. 30
POCATELLO - The public can learn about a plan to transport nuclear waste from the closed atomic bomb plant in Hanford, WA to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and have their say on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. at College Market, 604 S 8th, Pocatello, ID. The free public event is organized by the Don’t Waste Idaho campaign of the Snake River Alliance, Idaho’s grassroots nuclear watchdog.
Opening remarks will be made by Beatrice Brailsford, Chris Talkington and Terry Kaufmann. Beatrice Brailsford is the nuclear policy director for the Snake River Alliance, a position she’s held since 1989. Beatrice has served on state and federal environmental advisory committees. Chris Talkington is a Twin Falls native who spent four years in the U.S. Air Force with nuclear warhead missiles. Today, he is serving his 27th year on the Twin Falls City Council, including a stint as the city’s mayor. He holds a master’s degree from Idaho State University. Terry Kaufmann is a longtime resident of Pocatello. When Terry’s children were young, she became concerned about transportation of nuclear materials through Pocatello and founded Nurses Against Nuclear Weapons.
After the panelists discuss the issue and questions are answered, attendees will be invited to share short oral comments. The comments will be recorded and delivered to Governor Otter and Attorney General Wasden.