Wilmington, NC: / April 13, 2011 / Ilario Pantano, candidate for US Congress, will be holding a town hall this Thursday to discuss the benefits and risks of nuclear power and the role of nuclear power in domestic energy production. The event will focus both on the Brunswick Nuclear Plant as well as the innovative work in nuclear energy that is occurring at GE Hitachi in New Hanover County. Pantano has assembled a panel of experts on Nuclear Power as well as local government officials to lead the discussion. Citizens from across Southeastern North Carolina are encouraged to attend and participate in this discussion.
- Ilario Pantano: Republican candidate for North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District
- CJ Milmoe: Milmoe has been involved in nuclear power development for over 30 years. Currently he is the Senior Policy Counsel for the Nuclear Infrastructure Council and is a Director of a non-profit organization building technology partnerships under the US DOE Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention program. Additionally, Milmoe worked for over 20 years with GE operating businesses including GE Nuclear Energy and he has also served as a consultant for clients such as the US Department of Energy advising them on complex issue including nuclear reactor projects and the management of spent nuclear fuel. He is an active member of the American Nuclear Society.
- Margaret Harding: Harding is one of our nation’s foremost experts on nuclear power. In the aftermath of the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami has unfolded, Harding has been called upon by NBC, FOX News, CNN, the New York Times, and many others to explain and help bring clarity to the situation. She has 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry primarily GE Nuclear Energy, departing as Vice President for Engineering Quality. Presently she serves as a consultant to a wide range of clients in the nuclear industry
- Representatives of Brunswick and New Hanover County Emergency Service s and Law Enfocement
- Any citizen who wants to learn about and discuss Nuclear Power
What: Town Hall Meeting to discuss Nuclear Power’s impact on our community and the country, safety concerns (real and imagined), and the future of Nuclear Power
When: Thursday, April 14, 2010 at 12:00PM
Where: North East Regional Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Road
David M. Paynter Assembly Room
Pantano issued the following statement regarding the Town Hall:
“As concerns about the radiological hazards of the Japan tragedy continue to grow along with the need for more domestic energy production , our goal is to have an honest conversation about the benefits and the risks of nuclear power and fuel storage. We will bring the focus close to home with a look at the Brunswick Nuclear facility, its operating practices and safety procedures. This event should mark the beginning of an ongoing knowledge share with the nuclear community and the public.”