Judging Yucca Mountain:
A Public Forum / Panel Discussion on the Science, the Law and Who Gets the Risks.
Sponsored by the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects; the Department of Political Science, UNLV; and the Division of Continuing Education
Wednesday, November 14, 2001
7:15 pm-9 pm
UNLV Campus, in Wright Hall 103
Free Public Parking
Six short presentations by nationally recognized scholars and experts in nuclear waste risk perception; transportation risk before and after September 11; the effects of stigma and the socio-economic impact of a nuclear waste site, the legitimacy of nuclear waste policy and the problems of tyranny of the majority. Then, open public discussion, to be recorded and given to Nevada's Congressional Delegation and other officials. (Citizens wishing to write, email, phone or fax their representatives will be given those addresses, phone and fax numbers.)
Panelists' Biographical Sketches:
Mr. Steve Frishman, National Nuclear Waste Policy. M. A. in Geology (Univ. of Texas/Austin), currently Technical Policy Coordinator, State of Nevada Nuclear Waste Project Office. Formerly with State of Texas Nuclear Waste Programs Office.
Dr. Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Science and Risk Analysis at Yucca Mountain. B. A. in Mathematics, Ph.D. in Philosophy (Philosophy of Science), member, National Academy of Sciences, currently O'Neill Family Professor of Philosophy and Concurrent Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame. Author of (among others) Nuclear Power and Public Policy (1980), Risk and Rationality (1991), and Burying Uncertainty: Risk and the Case Against Geological Disposal of Nuclear Waste (1993).
Dr. Craig Walton, The Legitimacy of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Ph.D. in Philosophy (Claremont Graduate University). Program, Coordinator, UNLV's Institute For Ethics and Policy Studies. Author of (among others) "Environmental Justice in the DOE Yucca Mountain DEIS: An Analysis of the Treatment of Environmental Justice Issues in the DOE Draft Environmental impact Statement for the Proposed Nuclear Waste Repository at Yucca Mountain.... ". Clark County, NV Nuclear Waste Division. March 14, 2000 (with Dr. Alan Zundel).
Mr. Bob Halstead, Transportation, Risks and Safeguards. Nationally recognized expert on energy and environmental policy, specializing in transportation issues. He was an advisor to the Wisconsin Governor's Office and Legislature on nuclear waste issues and has worked as a consultant on nuclear waste transportation and storage for the states of Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas and Nevada. He is currently completing a study of the vulnerability of nuclear waste shipments to sabotage and terrorist attack.
Dr. Marvin Resnikoff, Transportation Accidents and Probabilities. Ph.D. in Physics (Univ. of Michigan), formerly Dept. of Physics, State Univ. of New York/Buffalo, and Fulbright Fellow in particle physics, Universidad de Chile. Currently Director for Risk Assessment, Radioactive Waste Management Associates.
Dr. Paul Slovic, Risk Perception and Economic Stigma. Ph.D. in Psychology (Univ. of Michigan), Prof. at University of Oregon and President, Decision Research; expert on human judgment, decision-making and risk analysis. Member, Committee on Risk Characterization of the National Acadcmy of Science. Co-author of (among others) Understanding Risk: Informing Decisions in a Democratic Society, (1996).
Free and open to the public. Please call 895-3394 to reserve space.
Directions: Wright Hall Auditorium is behind the seven-story Humanities Building which is located at Harmon and Maryland Parkway.
UNLV is an AA/EE0 Institution
YUCCA MOUNTAIN MEETING
NOVEMBER 14, 2001