Science on Screen®: What’s left after decommissioning Maine’s only nuclear power station? & Radium Girls

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Run Time: 104 min. Release Year: 2018

Join us at The Gem for our FREE Science on Screen Event, Friday, August 6th, 6:30-9:00 p.m. 

6:30-7:00pm:  Speaker Don Hudson: What’s left after decommissioning Maine’s only nuclear power station?

Don Hudson is Chair of the Maine Yankee Community Advisory Panel and will talk about his involvement with the decommissioning and dismantlement of the nuclear power station following its shutdown in 1997 after 24 years of operation. Decommissioning was completed in 2008, yet the spent fuel and the reactor internals remain in a hi-tech, above ground storage installation on Bailey Point in Wiscasset. And, for how long?
Don lives about five miles downstream from Bailey Point in Arrowsic, and was President of Chewonki at the time of decommissioning. Don is a biologist and educator who now spends his time as a volunteer. Don was a founding board member of the International Appalachian Trail, the Friends of Baxter State Park, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation and the Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters. He has represented Maine on the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment and the Maine Aomori Sister State Advisory Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7:00-7:15 pm: Quick break to grab some food & drink and chat with Don.

7:15-9:00pm, Film: Radium Girls (Not Rated) Early in the 20th century, women work at the U.S. Radium Factory, painting glow in the dark watches, unaware of the dangers of working with radium.

Please reserve your FREE seats today by clicking the showtime button above.

A huge thank you to:

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

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