Huron, Ohio –  The great lakes basin hosts every aspect of the nuclear fuel chain, from uranium mining and refining, to nuclear reactors, waste facilities, and nuclear weapons production facilities.  There are currently seven major nuclear facilities on Lake Erie that could have a devastating impact on the ecosystem in the event of a major accident.

On Oct. 4 through 6, Bowling Green State University Firelands College will be host to the Nuclear Labyrinth on the Great Lakes Conference which will discuss this issue.

Noted scholars, activists, industry professionals, and community members will engage in dialog about the immediate threats and potential impacts of nuclear power on the Great Lakes bio-region.  All will be invited to explore the historical, psychological, economic, political, safety, and environmental ramifications of these nuclear power plants on the Lakes.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Gordon Edwards, president of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, and he will present on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cedar Point Center at the BGSU Firelands campus.

Conference workshops will be held on Friday and Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.  The keynote presentation and the entire conference are free and open to the public.

The event is presented in conjunction with the BGSU Firelands Community Enrichment Series which is funded by private donors.  All conference sessions will be held in the BGSU Firelands Cedar Point Center.

Complete details of the conference are available through the BGSU Firelands website at or by contacting Michael Keegan at (734) 770-1441.

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