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New BPC Nuclear Initiative Holds First Event on Lessons Learned from Fukushima

Today’s event featured Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner George Apostolakis who provided an overview of NRC risk assessment approaches and initial findings of the NRC Task Force’s 90-Day Report. Commissioner Apostolakis’s slides are available here, and include a summary of his views on Fukushima insights.

[Watch the event video]

Dr. Pete Miller moderated a lively panel discussion on a wide range of issues including reactions to the NRC Task Force’s 90-Day Report; implications for nuclear power around the world given recent announcements by Germany and others; the need to ensure robust safety systems in other country’s nuclear industries (particularly new players); and the interaction of nuclear and natural gas fired generation in the US electric power sector. The panel featured four nuclear experts representing diverse perspectives:

  • Dr. Tom Cochran, Senior Scientist Consultant, Nuclear Program, NRDC
  • Dr. Michael Corradini, Director, Wisconsin Institute of Nuclear Systems, U. of Wisc.
  • Jim Ferland, President, Americas, Westinghouse Electric Company
  • Charles “Chip” Pardee, Chief Operating Officer, Exelon Generation.

The Nuclear Initiative will hold its next event in October on nuclear nonproliferation and Effective Approaches for U.S. Participation in a More Secure Global Nuclear Market.

2011-08-04 00:00:00

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