Come to a New Mexico PBS Science Café! A clip from an episode of NOVA scienceNOW, Nature or a comparable program will be screened. An expert on the topic will attend to answer questions & have an open discussion with the audience.

April 2014 Science Café

Sandia’s Permeable Reactive Barriers

Hanford, a decommissioned World War II-era nuclear production complex in southeastern Washington State, is contaminated in places to a depth of 100 feet from materials left over from reactor decommissioning activities in the 1970s. Learn how this technology is also being evaluated for use at Fukushima, where reactor contamination threatens nearby ocean waters.

Come to the April New Mexico PBS Science Café and watch a segment of NOVA and then join in a discussion with Hydrologist Robert Moore of Sandia National Laboratories. He will discuss Sandia’s permeable reactive barriers, which are being used at the Hanford site to sequester mobile radionuclides in the soil in an area that threatens the Columbia River, a major source of water for three states.

  • Speaker: Robert Moore
  • Date: Saturday April 26
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12 noon
  • Location: New Mexico Museum of Nuclear Science and History
    601 Eubank, Albuquerque, NM 87123
Admission is FREE but a Reservation is Required. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. RSVP to Rose Poston at 277-2396,

New Mexico PBS Science Cafes are presented with support from Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin. Be more curious ... be more amazed ... come to the New Mexico PBS Science Café.


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