Ohio University has been given a half-million-dollar grant by the US Dept. of Energy (DOE) to study public opinion on the future of the nuclear site at Piketon, OH. The DOE has heavily promoted nuclear at the site for years. Why are they funding this study? Read more about the PORTSfuture study and sign up to attend one of the OU meetings or participate in the visioning.

Your help is needed to have our voices heard in this massive study.

WANTED:  Sierra Club members and friends to attend one of these PORTSfuture meetings. Residents of Pike, Jackson, Scioto and Ross Counties are particularly needed!

  • Tuesday, March 15 from 5:30 – 8 pm at the PACCAR Medical Education Center, 446 Hospital Road in Chillicothe
  • Thursday, March 17 from 5:30 – 8 pm at the Scioto County Welcome Center, 342 Second Street in Portsmouth.

They are asking people to RSVP at (740) 593–2222 or info@PORTSfuture.com if you plan to attend, but please don’t stay home because you think you haven’t sent in an RSVP in time.

If you would like to attend either of these meetings, you may contact Pat Marida at marida@wideopenwest.com for more information on carpooling.

  • Ohio University is organizing several Visioning Teams comprised of community members to represent the many perspectives that the community will have on the PORTS site’s future.  Residents of Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties are invited to participate by becoming a member of a Visioning Team, hosting a meeting in your community, or sharing your ideas and opinions on the PORTSfuture website.  If you are able to join a visioning team, please respond to info@portsfuture.com. There is more information at www.PORTSfuture.com, where OU will post information and updates on their outreach project.

Read Pat Marida’s short article about the PORTSfuture study and why it is important for people to participate PatM.PORTSfutureNLart

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