Chris Williams (photo, left), the chairman of the board of directors of Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS), and a lead organizer with Vermont Citizen Action Network (VCAN) and Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance (VYDA), will speak out against the Davis-Besse, Ohio and Fermi, Michigan nuclear power plants during a Great Lakes tour in mid-October.
Chris will speak in Port Clinton, Ohio on Monday, October 13th (7 to 8:30pm at Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison Street; see flier here), and in Bowling Green, Ohio on Tuesday, October 14th (7:30 to 8:30pm at BGSU Business Administration Building, Room 103; see flier here). Please see the linked fliers, print them up, post them, hand them out, and otherwise spread the word!
Chris will also speak in downtown Monroe, Michigan on Thursday, October 16th (Hospitality at 4pm; Teach In at 6pm; Slide Show at 7pm; at Loranger Square Pavilion, E. 1st St. & Washington St., 48161; see flier here).
During a quarter-century of service at Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana, including 18 years as executive director, Chris helped lead the effort that successfully blocked the proposed new nuclear power plant at Bailly in the Gary, IN/Indiana Dunes area on the Lake Michigan shore, as well as the proposed new nuclear plant at Marble Hill, on the banks of the Ohio River in Madison, IN. To this day, there are no atomic reactors located within the Hoosier State.
And since "retiring" to Vermont over a decade ago, Chris has helped achieve the tremendous grassroots victory of forcing Entergy Nuclear to permanently shut its Vermont Yankee reactor by the end of this year.
Chris's Lake Erie shoreline speaking tour is sponsored by Beyond Nuclear, Don't Waste Michigan, the Green Party of Ohio, and the Toledo Safe Energy Coalition, united in coalition to block old reactor license extensions at Fermi 2, MI and Davis-Besse, OH, and the proposed new reactor at Fermi 3, MI. The Fermi and Davis-Besse nuclear power plants are visible with the naked eye, one from the other, 30 miles apart as the crow flies, across Lake Erie.
Don't Waste Michigan has published a colorful, Halloween-themed poster promoting Chris Williams' speaking tour stop in Monroe, MI on Thursday, October 16th.
NUCLEAR MELTDOWN: FROM FERMI TO FUKUSHIMA
SCARY NUCLEAR STORIES WITH CHRIS WILLIAMS
will take place in downtown Monroe, at Loranger Square Pavilion.
4pm Hospitality, 6pm Teach-In, 7pm Slide Show
Chris Williams is the chairman of the board of directors of Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS). He will speak out against both the Fermi and Davis-Besse (Oak Harbor, OH) nuclear power plants, both located on the Lake Erie shore.
The event is sponsored by: Alliance to Halt Fermi 3; Beyond Nuclear; Citizens Resistance at Fermi 2 (CRAFT); Don't Waste Michigan; Green Party of Ohio; and Toledo Safe Energy Coalition.
Environmental coalitions are opposing the 20-year license extension at Detroit Edison's Fermi Unit 2, (a General Electric Mark I Boiling Water Reactor, identical in design to Fukushima Daiichi Units 1 to 4), as well as the proposed new reactor at Fermi 3 (a GE-Hitachi so-called "Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor" [ESBWR]).
While in the Davis-Besse, OH neck of the woods, Chris Williams and Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps took advantage to record Bgeige Nano radiation monitor readings, which are now posted at the Safecast website.