published Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Dirty Energy Road Show at UTC

Eric Blevins will bring his Dirty Energy Road Show to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga today.

The educational presentation examines the parallels between coal, nuclear and other forms of dirty energy and their risks and consequences.

Through vivid images and plain language, the complex tales of fuel extraction, nuclear and coal waste, impoundment failures and the health effects of radiation will come alive, organizers said in a news release.

Highlighted stories are from the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, and mountaintop removal in Appalachia, along with the grassroots organizing, litigation and direct action some communities are taking to protect their interests.

The free program is sponsored by UTC Speakers and Special Events, UTC Student Government Association, BEST and Mothers Against Tennessee River Radiation.

Blevins will present the program at 9:25 a.m, 10:50 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. in the Signal Mountain Room of the University Center, as well as from 5-7 p.m. in the Lookout Mountain Room.

For more information, email jeannie.hackercerulean @gmail.com.

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