Conscious Party Web Extra: Could WNC become the location for a nuclear-waste dump?

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What: A concert promoting nuclear awareness and a benefit for Mountain Protectors

Where: The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave.

When: Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m. ($3 minimum donation. Info: or

Why: Local entertainers line up in support of nuclear waste awareness, creating a space where community dialogue meets music, poetry and performance art. Featured guests include Zabumba (a Samba drumming troupe); Honey Holler (a women’s old-time quartet); Roberta Greenspan, Deb Criss and friends of the Buckarettes (described as “cowgirl rockin’ divas”); Jibblin’ (world rock); and Thomas Rain Crowe (poet and performer).

This benefit, hosted by the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, strives to “inform the public about the possibility of Western North Carolina as a corridor for the transport of high-level nuclear waste, and as a location for a nuclear-waste dump site,” as stated in a press release. All proceeds benefit Mountain Protectors, an offshoot of Western North Carolina’s Physicians for Social Responsibly, which supports the awareness and prevention of nuclear waste transportation and dumping in WNC. For more information see, a website created by Mountain Protectors.

About Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
Aiyanna grew up on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. She was educated at The Cambridge School of Weston, Sarah Lawrence College, and Oxford University. Aiyanna lives in Asheville, North Carolina where she proudly works for Mountain Xpress, the city’s independent local newspaper.

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