Las Vegas SUN

News briefs for October 18, 2001

Bryan to speak at town meeting

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Bryan, who also served as Nevada's governor, will speak about the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain during a town hall meeting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Friday.

Bryan's presentation, part of UNLV's Yucca Mountain Education Project, is slated 6 to 8 p.m. in the Classroom Building Complex, Room A-106.

Bryan will offer insights and opinions on the political process that led to the selection of Yucca Mountain, 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, for the burial of the nation's nuclear waste.

The meeting is being co-sponsored by UNLV's departments of sociology and anthropology, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History, the Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies and the education project office.