RICHLAND — Nuclear weapons history, and nuclear contamination are just a few of the topics being presented May 28 , at 7 p.m. by Max S. Power, author of “America’s Nuclear Wastelands: Politics, Accountability, and Cleanup.”
The lecture and reception will occur in the Consolidated Information Center, Room 120, at 2770 University Drive, Richland. Admission is free and open to the public.

Power’s book, which was published in April by the WSU Press, includes information and discussion about the Hanford site – using non-technical language intended for a general audience.

“For two decades I worked on nuclear waste and cleanup issues on behalf of the State of Washington,” Power said. “During that time, many well-educated, intelligent and serious people said to me: ‘I’m glad you’re working on this. It’s much too scary and complicated for me.’ This book is my response.”

Power is a government consultant with a career in Pacific Northwest nuclear waste issues. He is a former Rhodes Scholar, Yale University Fellow, and Danforth Fellow.

A resident of Corvallis, Ore., Power serves as a governor-appointed public member of the Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board and is a neutral member of the Hanford Concerns Council.

The event and reception is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Max E. Benitz Memorial Library