February 21, 2020 Feb. 28: Scientist to talk state of nuclear waste disposal program in America
By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities
RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities will welcome James Conca, senior scientist for UFA Ventures, Inc., who will discuss the current state and future of the nuclear waste disposal program in the United States as part of a joint engineering and science lecture series on Feb. 28 on campus.
Conca, whose background is in geochemistry and energy, will delve into the underlying issues of the current programming as it pertains to nuclear waste disposal, including cost and policy, and specifically of how it applies to Washington state.
The presentation will take place from noon – 1 p.m. in Floyd 224 at WSU Tri-Cities. It is free and open to the public.
In addition to serving as a senior scientist, Conca is also a trustee of the Herbert M. Parker Foundation, an adjunct professor at WSU in the School of Environment, an affiliate scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and a science contributor to Forbes Magazine.
Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities public relations/communication coordinator, 509-372-7333, firstname.lastname@example.org