Posts by Monica Amarelo

Prospects for Nuclear Power in the United States

Yesterday, I gave a presentation at the Global America Business Institute and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s workshop in Washington, DC regarding the  prospects for nuclear power use in the United State. I spoke about the economic, security and environmental challenges associated with the use of nuclear power. The slides from my presentation […]

Role of Scientists and Engineers in National and International Security

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Today, I am speaking at a colloquium hosted by the University of Texas at Austin Physics Department regarding the role of scientists and engineers in the security field.  Additionally, I will address current and future challenges for scientists and engineers to improve international security. You can view my presentation slides here […]

Future of the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal: Issues and Policy Options

Tomorrow Hans Kristensen will brief on the Obama administration’s ongoing nuclear weapons targeting review, a effort to identify options for further reductions in U.S. nuclear nuclear weapons and their role in anticipation of a future nuclear arms limitation agreement with Russia. Based on the review, President Obama might issue new guidance to the military for how […]

FAS Roundup- January 16, 2012

FAS Roundup: January 16, 2012 Implications of assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist for Tehran’s nuclear program, musings about EMP, nuclear pursuits in 2012 and much more.  From the Blogs Radiation and Pregnancy:  Can we expect to see legions of children born with birth defects in the aftermath of a radiological attack? True – radiation can cause […]

Nuclear Aftershocks: Upcoming Appearance on PBS’s Frontline

I am excited to tell you that I will appear on PBS’s Frontline on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  In “Nuclear Aftershocks,” Miles O’Brien examines the hazards and benefits of nuclear energy. I will be speaking about the implications for U.S. nuclear safety after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in Japan last March. For more information […]

Serving the “Worried Well” Following a Radiological Emergency

By Dr. Y In 1987, scrap metal scavengers in Goiania, Brazil, a city of about a million people, found a strange machine in an abandoned cancer clinic. Salvaging and dismantling the device, they found a small and enigmatic metal cylinder that aroused their curiosity – opening it up they found a fine blue powder. What [...]

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IAEA Releases New Report on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Today, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a critical report that concluded while some of the suspected secret nuclear work by Iran may have peaceful purposes, others are specific to building nuclear weapons. The IAEA document reports that the agency has serious concerns about Iran’s nuclear activities and has obtained credible information that it may [...]

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