Friday January 21, 2005 – 7:30 p.m. at the Almonte United Church Social Hall
Speaker: Don Wiles
Topic: The Problems of Nuclear Fuel Waste Disposal
Don Wiles, with whom this lecture series started and who gave its first lecture, takes to the rostrum again on a topic on which he is a recognized authority.
Don studied nuclear fission chemistry at McMaster University in Ontario, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, and at the University of Oslo, Norway. After following other branches of radiochemistry at Carleton University, at the Institul fe Fisica Atomica in Bucharest, at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and at the Kernforschungzentrum Karlsruhe, Germany. But it was his later membership in the Scientific Research Group, established under the auspices of the Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (FEARO) , which provided him with the insights the shares with his readers in his book “The Chemistry of Nuclear Fuel Waste Disposal”.
In the often divisive public debate on the science of nuclear waste disposal, Don’s claims to impartiality are buttressed by the fact that he was employed neither by the uranium industry nor any branch of government.
Don’s lecture is aimed at the inquisitive layman who is interested in sorting scientific fact from at times subjective perceptions of the nature and the extent of problems associated with nuclear waste disposal.
To find out more about Don Wiles, visit his personal website: www.carleton.ca/~dwiles/.