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Russian Nuclear Experts to Discuss Chernobyl, Japan Nuclear Crisis

March 22, 2011

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Russian nuclear experts will discuss the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, Japan's nuclear crisis and design similarities between the Japanese reactor and the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant at 12:45 p.m. today at Vermont Law School.

The brown bag lunch discussion will be in the Map Room on the first floor of Debevoise Hall.

The Russians' visit is part of an informational tour of U.S. nuclear facilities titled the "Global Nuclear Legacy Project" sponsored by Beyond Nuclear, an anti-nuclear energy and weapons group. Chernobyl liquidator Natalia Manzurova, anti-nuclear leader Nataliya Mironova and Chelyabinsk spokesperson Tatiana Muchamedyarova will share their Chernobyl experiences in the wake of Japan's nuclear crisis. The group will be joined by Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear.

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