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Earth Day talk to focus on U.S. energy policy

April 3, 2013

Photo of nuclear power plant cooling towersDavid Kraft, director of the Chicago-based Nuclear Energy Information Service, will speak Monday, April 22, at NIU as a part of Earth Day celebrations.

Kraft will talk on “Chernobyl, Fukushima, Iran and Now North Korea: A Planet is a Terrible Thing to (Rad-)Waste – Proliferation and A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy.” He will touch on the effects of the use of nuclear energy on nature in particular and on Earth in general.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled from 7:15 to 9 p.m. in the Riley Courtroom (Room 170) of  Swen Parson Hall. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsors are the International Training Office, the Environmental Law Society of the NIU College of Law, Amnesty International (NIU Law chapter) and the DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace & Justice.

For more information, call Rey Ty at (815) 753-1098 or email Kevin Zickterman at [email protected].