Posts tagged with Fukushima nuclear plant

After Fukushima: Rethinking the Case for Nuclear Power’s Expansion

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 […]

My Appearance on NPR’s Science Friday

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 […]

OPINION: Future of Nuclear Power in Japan – Advice from American Friend

TOKYO, March 15, Kyodo Originally published by Kyodo News I know that it can be difficult receiving advice from an outsider. I write as someone who greatly admires Japanese culture, science and engineering. Japan has made some smart energy decisions. Tokyo responded wisely to the Arab oil embargo in 1973 by shifting electricity generation away […]

A Nuclear Safety Wake Up Call for Japan and the World

On March 11, Japan experienced its worst earthquake in the 140 years of recorded history of earthquake measurements and may have started to suffer from its worst—to date—nuclear incident. As I write in an analytic and opinion article for foreignpolicy.com, it appeared as of March 11 that the worst-case accident involving a reactor meltdown and […]