GREENLAND — A former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the federal agency regulating Seabrook Station and other nuclear plants, will headline Seacoast Anti-Pollution League's 50th anniversary celebration on September 13 in Greenland. The event, titled “Seabrook And Nuclear Power: Past Conflicts, Present Issues and Future Prospects”, will take place at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, 89 Depot Road in Greenland, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Five decades on now from the initiation of our efforts to protect Seacoast environment and public health, we want to celebrate our successes as well as highlight issues still to be addressed in ensuring a safe and sustainable environment for current and future generations. We couldn't think of a better speaker for this event than Dr. Gregory Jaczko," said Doug Bogen, Executive Director of Seacoast Anti-Pollution League (SAPL).
he keynote address will begin at 7:30 p.m. Former NRC Chair Gregory Jaczko served on the commission from 2005 to 2012 amid much controversy. He published “Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator”, copies of which will be available for sale and signing. Since leaving the NRC, he has founded Wind Future LLC, working on offshore wind development, and teaches at both Georgetown and Princeton Universities.
The Silent Auction will begin at 5:00 p.m. and go to approximately 8:30-9:00 p.m. The event will include reminiscences by former SAPL menmbers/officers and attorney and current state legislative leader Rep. Bob Backus. There will also be a pot-luck dinner and displays on SAPL history and remembrances. The silent auction will feature works by local artists, excursions on land and water, and gifts from local stores and eateries. All donations and winning auction bids will support SAPL's ongoing efforts to protect the Seacoast environment and bring safe, clean, sustainable electric power to the region.
RSVP's to Doug or via the SAPL Facebook page are encouraged. The event is free and open to the public, though donations are appreciated. Go to www.saplnh.org or the Seacoast Anti-Pollution League's Facebook page for more information.