A public lecture on the Canada’s nuclear future will take place at Memorial University.
Dr. David Shoesmith is the NSERC/Ontario Power Generation Industrial Chair in Nuclear Fuel Disposal Studies at the University of Western Ontario. He will deliver a lecture titled The Nuclear Future: Can we make it safe? on Thursday, April 25.
“Contrary to public perception, research on the safe storage and disposal of nuclear wastes has been underway in Canada for over 35 years,” said Dr. Shoesmith. “It is part of a major collaborative international effort to design, and assess the safety of, disposal scenarios for individual nations.”
His talk will address the geologic properties required of potential disposal locations and how various nations approach site selection both technically and socially.
Dr. Shoesmith has a PhD in electrochemistry and has served as a principal research officer with Atomic Energy of Canada. He is currently a distinguished research professor at the University of Western Ontario where he works to solve industrial corrosion and environmental contamination problems.
The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation (IIC-2001) on the St. John’s campus. A reception will follow.