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Nuclear Waste Expert Speaks At WSU Tri-Cities

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- A nuclear waste expert stops by WSU Tri-Cities for a meeting on Wednesday night.  Many of the topics came from his latest book America's Nuclear Wasteland.

The Hanford site was of course one of the most talked about issues. Dr. Max Power, talked to more than 50 people at this lecture.

Many in the crowd say the younger generation of Americans know little about nuclear waste and the history behind nuclear weapons. Some even say many people in the Tri-Cities don't know enough about the Hanford site.

Dr. Power says there are a couple reasons for this lack of knowledge.

"There currently are deficiencies in science and technical education in this country, among other things there needs to be some push on that education end, so that people are, you know, putting more resources into the education," said Dr. Max Power.

Dr. Power says he's been involved with nuclear waste research for more than 20 years. After the meeting he signed copies of his book. He says he'll be back in the Tri-Cities at the end of June.