Researcher to discuss world's energy needs

The world's growing energy needs will be discussed by James Conca, the director of the New Mexico State University Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center, April 20 in Richland.

He will speak at a meeting of the Eastern Washington Section of the American Nuclear Society. Projected growth in energy demand, driven by developing countries, will require all energy sources to be developed to their full potential, Conca said. That includes nuclear and renewable sources.

There is no charge to attend his talk at 7 p.m. at the Shilo Inn. Those who want to attend the nuclear society's dinner meeting an hour earlier will be charged $22 and should make dinner reservations by 4 p.m. April 16 by calling 947-0988.