PRESS RELEASE: Uranium Summit

Defenders of the Black Hills
P. O. Box 2003, Rapid City, SD 57709
March 12, 2007
Uranium Summit to be held at SDSM&T on March 27
Univ. of Michigan Nuclear Engineering Professor Keynote Speaker
Rapid City, SD — Bringing an impressive background of more than 30
years of research and applied experience in radiation detection and
protection, Professor Kimberlee J. Kearfott, Ph.D., from the
University of Michigan will be the keynote speaker at a Uranium
Summit on March 27, 2007, at South Dakota School of Mines and
 Professor Kearfott is currently a member of The National Council on
Radiation Protection (NCRP) Scientific Committee, and is certified by
the American Board of Health Physics and the National Registration of
Radiation Protection Technologies. She graduated from Massachusetts
Institute of Technology with a Doctor of Science in Nuclear
Engineering and Medical Physics, and from the University of Virginia
with a Masters in Engineering in Nuclear Reactor Safety.
She has held positions on
 the Board of Directors of the Health Physics Society (a society
dedicated to radiation protection);
 the American Nuclear Society;
 the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Enhanced Participatory
Rulemaking Workshop on Radiological Controls for Decommissioning of
Nuclear Reactors;
 the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Subcommittee on
Radiation Cleanup Standards of the National Advisory Council for
Environmental Policy and Technology
 was a consultant on low-level radiation health effects to the NRC’s
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Wastes;
 has performed a variety of applied health physics tasks for numerous
medical and industrial radiation users; and
 has been an Associate Editor of the Health Physics Journal since
Professor Kearfott will be the keynote speaker for the Fourth Uranium
Summit planned by Defenders of the Black Hills. Two other national
environmental organizations, Indigenous Environmental Network, and
Western Mining Action Network, as well as the American Indian Science
and Engineering Societys Student Chapter at SDSM&T are also
cosponsoring the event to be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, from
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM in the Ballroom of Surbeck Center at South Dakota
School of Mines and Technology, 501 East St. Joseph St., Rapid City,
 The Uranium Summits were triggered from plans for future uranium
mining, as well as the lingering effects of hundreds of abandoned
uranium mines and prospects left from the 1960s and 70s mining boom
in Wyoming and South Dakota. To increase the publics awareness of
the effects of uranium development on human health and the
environment has been the goal of the three non-profit organizations
and the student chapter cosponsoring the event. The informational
meeting is open to the public. Lunch will be served.
For further information contact Charmaine White Face, Coordinator,
Defenders of the Black Hills at (605) 399-1868.

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