Memorial Celebration of Robert H. Gilkeson’s Life – A Community Hero
Please join us as we celebrate the extraordinary life of Robert H. Gilkeson, an independent registered geologist, on Sunday, January 15 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at the Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center, 202 Harvard S.E., one block south of Central, in Albuquerque. http://www.abqpeaceandjustice.org/
He was a wonderful friend, storyteller, educator, and advocate. Bob challenged Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and Kirtland Air Force Base about their defective ground water monitoring for waste dumps containing radioactive, hazardous and toxic pollutants that are migrating to our drinking water supplies. He worked to stop the federal government from leaving dangerous wastes in place that presently, and in the future, pollute the drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people in New Mexico. http://nuclearactive.org/gilkeson/
As an award-winning whistleblower about waste, fraud and abuse at these facilities, Bob was a hero in his persistent and thorough analysis of the law and technical issues. He wrote and co-authored many reports with CCNS and Citizen Action New Mexico. He raised public awareness about the seismic vulnerabilities on the Pajarito Plateau for plutonium bomb factories where LANL is located above the Rio Grande. http://nuclearactive.org/gilkeson/
Let us take this time to honor him and to understand how we can carry on his work. Join us to say together our last goodbyes to Bob. A simple meal will be served.