Nukes Age discussed in Hyde Park

A conference exploring the use of nuclear energy and its demise takes place in Hyde Park next weekend.

“A Mountain of Waste 70 Years High: Ending the Nuclear Age” will feature discussions, a documentary and a trip to the Red Gate Woods Forest Preserve site where the first wastes of the nuclear age are buried. Day one, on Saturday, Dec. 1, will take place at International House, 1414 E. 59th St. Sunday, Dec. 2, the conversation moves to Hutchinson Commons, Reynolds Club, 5706 S. University Ave. On Monday, Dec. 3, a caravan will leave from the Henry Moore Sculpture on the University of Chicago campus to Red Gate Woods.

Dr. Norma Field, the U. of C. Robert S. Ingersoll distinguished service professor of Japanese studies emerita, is the keynote speaker.

Registration is $40. For a full conference schedule, registration, speakers list, travel and housing suggestions, visit