Underground nuclear weapons testing and other U.S. Department of Energy programs will be discussed at public meetings this week in three Utah communities.

Meetings are scheduled in Toquerville on Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall and in Springdale on Feb. 17 in the City Building.A shorter version of the presentation will be given for the Hurricane Chamber of Commerce Feb. 16 at noon at the Brentwood Restaurant.

Representatives of DOE's Nevada Operations Office, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the University of Nevada's Desert Research Institute will discuss the Nevada Test Site and DOE's Community Radiation Monitoring program.