, an Exeter resident and member of the Seacoast Anti-Pollution League
, asked selectmen to co-sponsor the March forum and allow it to be taped and televised at a later date.He
said the broadcast would allow those who are unable to attend the forum to see an important public safety function.Moyer
said it is crucial for the public to be informed of what procedures to follow in the unlikely event of an act of terrorism at Seabrook Station.
disagreed, saying the broadcast would be consistent with town policy.
If selectmen had any questions about the forum, Moyer
said, they would have them answered by viewing a tape of the proceedings before deciding whether to allow it to air.
expressed dissatisfaction with the board's failure to act on the request.
"I have to wonder what is behind the decision," Moyer
said, adding that the board probably feared the event carried political baggage, harkening back to the days of the anti-nuclear and pro-nuclear camps.
The forum, named "Living with Our Nuclear Neighbor at Seabrook in the Age of Terrorism," is supported by the Phillips Exeter Academy environmental action committee.
The panel for the forum will include representation from the Seacoast Anti-Pollution League
, the New Hampshire Office of Emergency Management, the Nuclear Information Resource Service and Seabrook Station
, according to Moyer
and a pamphlet publicizing the forum.
The forum is scheduled for March 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Academy Building at Phillips Exeter Academy