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UPCOMING EVENTS:


February General Meeting: Wednesday, February 14 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Oswego Heritage House, 398 10h Street, Lake Oswego

Dine & Discourse:
Monday, February19: ,
6:30 pm, at White Orchid Thai Cuisine, 18740 Willamette Dr.. West Linn

LWVOR Day at the Legislature: Friday, February 23, State Library, Salem

Lunch & Learn: Friday, March 2, 11:30 a.m., Szechuan Kitchen
 

 



February General Meeting:

 What’s Happening at Hanford?

When:  February 14, 2:00-4:00 pm
Where:  Oswego Heritage House
398 10th Street, Lake Oswego

This free event is open to the public, so please invite your friends!

We are fortunate to have Ken Niles as our speaker, who will address the history and ongoing cleanup of the enormous amounts of stockpiled radioactive wastes of the Hanford Nuclear Site. Hanford is currently the most contaminated nuclear site in the United States and is the focus of the nation’s largest environmental cleanup.

As Assistant Director for Nuclear Safety of the Oregon Department of Energy, Niles manages Oregon’s involvement in cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Site, the safe transport of radioactive materials through Oregon, and emergency preparedness in the event of a nuclear accident or petroleum shortage.

Niles is Governor Brown’s designee as State Liaison Officer to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and represents Oregon on the Northwest Interstate Compact on Low-level Radioactive Waste Management. Since 1992, he has directed State of Oregon’s radioactive material transport safety program and has represented Oregon on the Western Governors’ Association Technical Advisory Group for Transport Safety. He also currently chairs the Western Interstate Energy Board’s High-Level Waste Committee and represents Oregon on the National Governors’ Association Federal Facility Task Force, the State and Tribal Government Working Group, and the Hanford Advisory Board.

Prior to joining the Oregon Department of Energy in1989, he spent 11 years as a broadcast news reporter, working in both radio and television. A native Oregonian, Niles earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Oregon State College in March 1992.

 

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