Monday, October 14, 2019

National Nuclear Science Week is Oct. 14-18, 2019

Shawn Montgomery (center) from the United States Department of Energy, along with Ken Kreie, Richie Ashcraft, and Luke Carleo, receive the National Nuclear Science Week proclamation presented by the Board of Mesa County Commissioners in public hearing Monday, Oct 14.

The Board of County Commissioners proclaimed Oct. 14-18, 2019, as Nuclear Science Week in Mesa County.

The proclamation states:

"Whereas, nuclear science professionals throughout the history of Colorado have been dedicated to service and progress in national defense, teaching communities, nuclear medicine, and all areas of power generation, as well as research and development in the communities in which they live and work; and

Whereas, Mesa County and the surrounding areas have a rich history in the mining and processing of uranium and the development of nuclear energy; and

Whereas, nuclear medicine is used in thousands of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures every day to improve the health and lives of individuals living in Mesa County; and

Whereas, nuclear space propulsion systems are being used safely and reliably in robotic missions and science experiments beyond our state, nation, and solar system; and

Whereas, nuclear marine propulsion is essential to the safe and effective operation of our national naval fleet and the health and welfare of those who serve in our naval fleet; and

Whereas, nuclear energy in the nation is helping to reduce carbon emissions and plays a vital part in the country’s diverse mix of environmentally-responsible generating resources; and

Whereas, Mesa County educational institutions are preparing students to enter rewarding careers in nuclear science, technology, and many related pursuits through their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs."


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