The U.S. Department of Energy’s proposal for a new disposal site for waste from ongoing cleanups, and some concerns that have been raised regarding the DOE proposal, will be the subject of Ellen Smith’s presentation at Lunch with the League on Tuesday.
Lunch with the League is scheduled to start at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, in the Social Hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, which is located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Smith is on the staff of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Environmental Sciences Division. She is a member of the Oak Ridge City Council, where she serves are mayor pro tem.
“Although I am employed by UT-Battelle at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, I am not speaking as an ORNL employee,” Smith said in a press release. “Instead, I am speaking as a citizen with a professional background in waste management and groundwater. I have been engaged with the topic of Oak Ridge waste for several decades from a variety of perspectives as a lab employee, citizen, member of environmental advisory boards, and elected city leader.”
Smith earned a master’s degree in resources management from the University of Wisconsin—Madison and a bachelor’s degree in geology from Carleton College—Northfield, Minnesota.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge, Lunch with the League is open to the public. There is no cost to attend, and reservations are not needed. Box lunches will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come basis for $8, or you may bring your own. Coffee and tea are provided.
More information will be added as it becomes available.