Free screening, nuclear film

“Journey to the Safest Place on Earth,” documentary.
“Journey to the Safest Place on Earth,” documentary.

BRATTLEBORO - Nuclear reactors like the old decommissioning Vermont Yankee plant in Vernon have become de facto nuclear waste storage facilities due to the absence of a workable plan to manage the nation’s high level radioactive waste. The Biden Administration is pushing for more nuclear power and new nuclear weapons. How those choices impact a renewed search for a solution to the difficult problems posed by nuclear waste is an important issue for our community and the world.
The Windham World Affairs Council will offer a free screening of “Journey to the Safest Place on Earth,” a documentary on the global search for places to store nuclear waste, including the abandoned Yucca Mountain project, which, despite geologic concerns and intense local opposition, US law still names as the nation’s first permanent disposal site.  The documentary will be screened on Saturday, February 26, at 3 pm at 118 Elliot.
At 5 pm following the film, participants in WWAC’s nuclear study group will share details on the Biden Administration’s plans for new and continued nuclear energy production and a new generation of nuclear weapons deployment and open a discussion on how these plans impact our community and world.
The discussion will help people understand and potentially contribute toward the US Department of Energy’s call for community comments on its new round of ‘consent-based siting’ for nuclear waste facilities by Friday, March 4.
118 Elliot offers excellent ventilation but the audience will be capped at a 30 person maximum with masks required. To safely reserve a space people should register for the event at
The hour and 50 minute film can also be watched online for $5 at The public can opt to watch the film ahead of time then join the 5 pm in-person discussion at 118 Elliot, or join others to watch it on the big screen at 118 Elliot starting at 3 pm.
More information on the film can be found at

The Deerfield Valley News

797 VT Route 100 North
Wilmington, VT 05363

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