Tonight: nuclear power amidst proliferation worries


Stanford University nuclear proliferation expert Scott Sagan will give a free public talk in Los Altos on Wednesday, March 3, on the right of countries to generate electricity with nuclear power and the threat the technology poses to efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

As the world looks for ways to live a 21st century lifestyle in an age of climate change, nuclear power is appealing in that its fuel cycle, while creating hazardous waste, does not generate carbon dioxide, which scientists say is a primary driver of global climate change.

Mr. Sagan is a co-director of Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation. His presentation runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Los Altos Youth Center at 1 San Antonio Road in Los Altos. There will be refreshments.

Mr. Sagan's talk, "Nuclear Power Without Nuclear Proliferation," is sponsored by the Peninsula Chapter of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and the Los Altos Public Library.

Call the World Affairs Council at 415-293-4600 for more information.

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