Citizen Forum on Radioactive Contamination and the Future of the Portsmouth Nuclear Site

We are excited to announce an upcoming event organized by the Ohio Nuclear Free Network (ONFN) that focuses on the critical issue of radioactive contamination, its impact on public health and the environment, and the future of the Portsmouth Nuclear Site. We invite you to attend and participate in this informative Citizen Forum, where renowned experts and advocates will share their insights and engage in an open dialogue with the community.

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Comfort Inn, 7525 US-23, Piketon, OH 45661

During this event, we will hear from esteemed speakers who bring extensive knowledge and expertise in their respective fields:

Michael E. Ketterer, PhD, Analytic Chemist and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Arizona University, will present on the topic “Contamination is forever: Radioisotopes near PORTS.” Dr. Ketterer’s research will shed light on the extent and long-term consequences of radioactive contamination near the Portsmouth Nuclear Site.

Joseph J. Mangano, MPH, MBA, Epidemiologist and Executive Director of the Radiation and Public Health Project, will deliver a presentation titled “Soaring Death Rate Near Ohio Uranium Plant.” Mr. Mangano’s findings regarding the alarming mortality rates in proximity to the Ohio Uranium Plant will be shared, emphasizing the urgent need for further investigation and potential preventive measures.

Terry J. Lodge, Esq., an attorney specializing in Environmental Law and Civil Rights, will address the audience with his talk “Is Piketon’s disastrous past a prelude to even worse?” Mr. Lodge will shed light on the legal aspects and potential ramifications associated with the Portsmouth Nuclear Site, urging for a comprehensive evaluation of its historical and future implications.

Following the presentations, there will be a Questions and Answers session, allowing attendees to engage directly with the speakers. We also extend an invitation to members of the public to share their personal experiences, health concerns, and environmental issues related to radioactive contamination during the open forum.

For those unable to attend in person, we will be livestreaming the event on the ONFN YouTube Channel (@OhioNuclearFreeNetwork). The recording will also be available on the channel for future viewing.

We believe that this Citizen Forum provides a valuable platform for raising awareness, fostering community dialogue, and working together towards solutions. Your presence and active participation will contribute to a better understanding of the issues at hand and help shape a more sustainable and healthier future for our communities.

Mark your calendars and join us on Saturday, June 10, at Comfort Inn in Piketon, Ohio. Let us come together to address the concerns surrounding radioactive contamination and ensure a safer environment for ourselves and future generations.

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