In response to public interest in the popular HBO television mini-series focused on the Russian Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident, the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is hosting a series of public discussions.
The talks will focus on the safety of nuclear energy, radiation risks, and whether such an accident could happen in the United States.
INL is, officially, the nation’s nuclear energy research laboratory. Spokespersons say INL experts understand nuclear energy and the events at Chernobyl and are anxious to share them.
Expert panels will answer questions about reactor design, safe operational practices, radiation, and the Chernobyl accident itself.
Hour-long sessions are scheduled in both Idaho Falls and Pocatello.
Sessions are scheduled:
Tuesday, Oct. 15
1 p.m., College of Eastern Idaho, 1600 S. 25th E., Building 3, room 306, Idaho Falls
5 p.m., Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, 300 S. Capital Ave., Idaho Falls
Wednesday, Oct. 16
7 p.m., Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, 300 S. Capital Ave., Idaho Falls
Thursday, Oct. 17
7 p.m., ISU Physical Science Building, room 140, 921 S. 8th Ave. (corner of 8th and Carter), Pocatello