I am excited to tell you that tomorrow night, Friday, July 22, I will be a panelist on PBS Ideas in Action hosted by Jim Glassman. I will discuss the future of nuclear energy and China’s nuclear power program. I encourage you to tune in. You can find the exact airtime in your city by [...]
I will be traveling to Tokyo next week to meet with government officials, academics, and citizens to discuss nuclear energy and other issues that FAS is analyzing. In particular, I will give a seminar talk at Meiji University during the afternoon of July 28. Then during the afternoon of July 29, I will lead a [...]
Today I gave two presentations to Brookhaven National Laboratory on the topics of radiological terrorism and attacks on nuclear facilities such as nuclear power plants. These presentations were for a course of nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear policy given this month at the laboratory. The course is part of the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative sponsored by the [...]
On April 11, FAS hosted a Capitol Hill briefing by Henry Sokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center. Mr. Sokolski discussed the implications of the Fukushima accident for the global expansion of nuclear power. In the presentation, Mr. Sokolski emphasized that nuclear safety must come first. Then governments need to count the costs [...]
At a meeting on professional ethics and public awareness organized by the University of Georgia’s Center for International Trade & Security, I spoke on a panel called “The Human Dimension of Nuclear Security.” The conference was hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. In 2010, President Obama’s set an ambitious goal of [...]
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Today at 2 pm, tune into NPR’s Science Friday with Ira Flatow for an update on Japan’s malfunctioning nuclear reactors and the evolving crisis. As continued attempts are made to cool the reactors and spent fuel rod pools at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility, I’ll discuss the state of the deteriorating nuclear facility. Call with [...]
Listen to my comments on the Diane Rehm Show this morning. Japan’s crisis prompts new questions about the safety of nuclear power. An update on efforts to contain the risks in Japan and how the disaster could affect the nuclear power industry worldwide.