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Can Nuclear Replace the Lower Snake River dams?

Key to planning for life after the Lower Snake River dams, of course, is to assure our power supply. Whenever we have looked at the power grid we have been reassured by the dollars, mostly private, invested in solar, wind, storage, and market integration. Nuclear, for the most part, has been in the background, hobbled by long construction timelines, cost overruns, concerns whether the eventual price would be competitive, and always safety and waste storage.

Is it time to look again at nuclear? Is there a “new nuclear” that answers the persistent questions while delivering reliable base power load at a competitive price, and that can offer solid sustainability credentials?

This month the Ag and Rural Caucus is teaming with Steve Verhey, chair of the Environment and Climate Caucus to brief us on the contemporary nuclear energy industry.  

Our usual meeting remains Thursday 24 June.

Nuclear energy: Future?
Time: Jun 24, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 828 1183 0446
Passcode: 378541

Celebration of Community Diversity & Culture


Location: Columbia Park

Hosted by the Tri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion Council

ri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion Council invites you and the entire family to a Celebration of Community, Diversity & Culture!Our event is intended to highlight the beauty in diversity, create cultural awareness, and promote TRUE community!NOTHING brings people together like food and music!We will have diverse cultures represented through food, entertainment, music, art, poetry, vendors/merchants, and much more!

A community dance floor showcasing the various styles of line dancing and a lip-synch contest, are just a few of the treats in store!

In light of the financial impact COVID has had on our community, we have asked all participating food vendors to have affordable food options for purchase.

There will be a beer and wine garden where adults 21 and over can purchase and enjoy beer by Sage Brewing Company and wine by Frichette Winery.

We will have picnic style seating, so don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets!

We are still accepting vendors, entertainers, lip-synch contestants, artist and etc. If you’ve got talent that you want to share with our community email for additional information.


****(This event will take place as long as COVID restrictions allow. We do ask that all attendees adhere to COVID safety practices.)There will be additional handwashing stations and PPE throughout the event area.*****