Closeup of James Conca
James Conca

Washington State University Tri-Cities will welcome James Conca, senior scientist for UFA Ventures, Inc., who will discuss the current state and future of the nuclear waste disposal program in the United States as part of a Feb. 28 joint engineering and science lecture series.

Conca, whose background is in geochemistry and energy, will delve into the underlying issues of the current programming as it pertains to nuclear waste disposal, including cost and policy, and specifically how it applies to Washington state.

The presentation will take place from noon – 1 p.m. in Floyd 224 at WSU Tri-Cities. It is free and open to the public.

In addition to serving as a senior scientist, Conca is also a trustee of the Herbert M. Parker Foundation, an adjunct professor at WSU in the School of Environment, an affiliate scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and a science contributor to Forbes Magazine.

View Conca’s contributing pieces in Forbes.