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REF NO.: 145

SUBJECT: Visiting scholar at Memorial University to discuss Canada’s role in safety and disposal of nuclear wastes

DATE: April 18

A public lecture on 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 more than 35 years. It is part of a major collaborative international effort to design, and assess the safety of, disposal scenarios for individual nations.
The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation (IIC-2001) on the St. John’s campus.

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