Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Nuclear Rules in Japan Relied on Old Science"

"In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the potentially destructive force of the walls of water. The word did not even appear in government guidelines until 2006, decades after plants — including the Fukushima Daiichi facility that firefighters are still struggling to get under control — began dotting the Japanese coastline."

Source: NY Times, 03/28/2011

"Drinking Water: EPA Unveils Guidelines For Post-Nuclear Accident"

"U.S. EPA has issued its first-ever guidance on contamination in drinking water in the wake of a nuclear disaster, 'dirty bomb' or other radiological accident, drawing criticism from public health and environmental groups."

Source: E&E News PM, 06/08/2016

Nuclear Plants, Despite Safety Concerns, Gain Support as Clean Energy

"Just a few years ago, the United States seemed poised to say farewell to nuclear energy. No company had completed a new plant in decades, and the disaster in Fukushima, Japan, in 2011 intensified public disenchantment with the technology, both here and abroad."

Source: NY Times, 06/02/2016
June 3, 2016

Silicon Valley Energy Summit at Stanford University

This annual event, free for preregistered media, delivers insights on the latest sustainable energy technologies, corporate practices, market trends and emerging government policies. This year's lunchtime debate on the need for a nuclear power renaissance will feature two Nobel-prize winning physicists—Steve Chu and Burt Richter—on the pro nuclear side vs.  UC-Berkeley’s Dan Kammen and NRDC’s Ralph Cavanagh. The debate will be webcast live.

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