The League of Women Voters of Santa Fe County Welcomes You!
Nuclear Waste Storage Information Meeting
July 18, 2018 6:00 - 8:30 PM Southside Library Community Room 6599 Jaguar Dr, Santa Fe
The League of Women Voters of New Mexico has undertaken a study of two proposed interim nuclear waste storage sites. One is located in Eddy County, New Mexico and the second is in Andrews County in far west Texas, a few miles from the New Mexico border. Neither site has been approved but the process has advanced. Karen Douglas, LWVCNM member and study chair, will give a brief presentation to provide background information about the two sites, followed by a Q&A session.
Current status of spent nuclear fuel from power plants
Why interim storage sites are being proposed
Locations of the proposed sites and planned storage technology
How the nuclear waste would be transported
The meeting is open to LWVSFC members and the public. Please plan to attend to learn more about this important topic. Karen Douglas is a nuclear engineer with early career experience in CA as a Materials Engineer ensuring safe nuclear reactor component design for optimal performance of Boiling Water Reactors (34 of the 99 US Operating Nuclear Reactors are BWRs).Karen then served as Quality Assurance Manager for Raychem Corporation Metals Division.She returned to NM in 1987 and currently works as a Nuclear Engineer, Nuclear Quality Assurance Auditor and Nuclear Safety Specialist for the US DOE.Karen has earned a B.S. in Biomedical/Nuclear Engineering from the University of NM and a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS DECRIES TRUMP SEPARATION POLICY
The League of Women Voters of New Mexico is opposed to the practice of separating children and parents who are guilty only of trying to escape violence in their countries.
An executive order has been signed, but we do not believe this crisis is over.Thousands of children have been sent to other locations, and the government has yet to say how it will find them and undo the damage already done. Sometimes the only link is a phone number memorized by a small child.
Aside from being condemned internationally, our collective conscience is repulsed by these actions. We call for action to end this policy for good and to reunite families.
It is past time to examine the policies that have led to this crisis, and to fix them. Those who are committed to true reform of our broken immigration system must speak up for decent policies, loud and clear.
Judith K. Williams, Ph.D. President, League of Women Voters of New Mexico
(This letter was published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on June 22, 2018.)
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