Every fourth Thursday of the month*, Oregon WAND explores a compelling topic in depth with special features, guest speakers, and presentations. All Oregon WAND events are free and open to the public. Below you’ll find the Monthly Programs marked next to the event date. Oregon WAND Members & Allies: If you know of or are involved in an event that is aligned with the mission of WAND, please send us information about it for consideration in the Upcoming Events.
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November 21, 2013 – Oregon WAND Monthly Program (please note this is one week earlier than usual because of the Thanksgiving holiday)
NANCY MATELA – SHUTDOWN CGS
Nancy Matela, an active member of the Alliance for Democracy, Portland Chapter, will discuss the ongoing dangers of the Columbia Generating Station (CGS) and her work with Shutdown CGS. CGS, a nuclear power plant located on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, generates less than 4% of the region’s energy, but poses enormous risk to residents of Washington and Oregon who share the Columbia River.
The CGS plant was designed by General Electric, and is a version of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant that was destroyed in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Matela, a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker about this issue, will talk about the need to shut the plant down and describe the continuing dangers created by its unnecessary operation.
In addition to her activities with the Alliance for Democracy, Matela hosts the cable access TV program The Water Spot, and was a founding member of a citizens group in Oregon concerned with election integrity after the 2004 Presidential elections.
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time: 6:45 pm – Refreshments, 7:00 pm – Program
Location: First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene
Cost: Free and open to the public