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[OPIRG-EVENTS] The Future of Nuclear Power (fwd)

Contact Mike Nickerson <sustain@web.ca> about this event.

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> Message-Id: <v03007801b73e918515b0@[]>
> Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2001 07:53:40 -0500
> From: Mike Nickerson <sustain@web.ca>
> Subject: The Future of Nuclear Power

		Nuclear Power:  Is it the Future?

	The Canadian Association for the Club of Rome
is hosting a debate on the future of Nuclear Energy.

	Tuesday June 5th between 9:30 am and 11:30 am
		(arrivals from 9:00 am)
	at The Place Next Door, 320 Rideau St. in Ottawa

What are the social, economic and environmental
advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power

Is it a solution to Climate Change, or a delaying tactic
for a cultural style that is already over due for
fundamental change?

	Featured will be a former Atomic Energy of
Canada Limited proponent of nuclear energy Fred Boyl
and Don Dainty who has studied the issue for NRCAN.
	Representing a non-nuclear future will be veteran
anti-nuclear activists, Ralph Torrie and Gordon
Edwards from the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear

	It should be interesting.  There will be some
opportunities for audience participation.

	Think of it as an early volley in the conflict
between opposing views.  Nuclear Energy has revived
hopes and expectations for extensive expansion.  Many
people in power are calling it a solution to the problems
of Climate Change.  With the price of energy poised to
rise considerably, the economic arguments which
stopped nuclear power expansion more than two
decades ago, are loosing their impact.  Will we see many
new nuclear plants being build as George W. Bush
wants, or is there an alternative solution?

	Come and hear the arguments.  The debate will
take place between 9:30 & 11:30 am. June 5th, followed
by a secret ballot on the audience's nuclear preferences
and lunch.  After lunch, Al Davidson, former Assistant
Deputy Minister at Environment Canada and Nicholas
Sonntag, formerly of the International Institute for
Sustainable Development will make presentations on
sustainability and related topics.  At 2:00 PM, the
Annual General Meeting of the Club will begin.

	The entire event with lunch, (vegetarian options
available) is $25.  If you come for the debate only, the
cost is $5.

	Hope to see you there.

"It is from the clash of differing opinions that the light of truth shines."

Inviting Debate
P.O. Box 374, Merrickville
Ontario, Canada, K0G 1N0
(613) 269-3500

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