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 [...]
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 [...]
Yesterday, I presented at a conference hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to examine the impact of the Fukushima accident. I spoke about the potential implications for the use of nuclear power post Fukushima and implications for safety, education, economics and waste disposal. You can view my presentation slides here.
Will Nuclear Power in the United States See a Revival This Decade? FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SCIENTISTS AND WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY RELEASE NEW REPORT ON FUTURE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY IN THE U.S. Background resources on nuclear energy WASHINGTON (February 8, 2012) – In the wake of the devastating meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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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