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TODAY: The Future of Nuclear Power After Fukushima

By / 3.28.2011

In the wake of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, new questions are being raised about the future of nuclear power. The President has reaffirmed his support for nuclear power, but the public is still looking for answers. U.S. regulators are currently conducting an exhaustive review of safety systems at the nation’s 104 reactors.

Should nuclear power continue to be an integral part of our national energy mix? What long-term impact will the Fukushima incident have for nuclear power in the US and around the world? To find out the answers to these and more nuclear power-related questions, please come to a PPI Policy Briefing TODAY, March 28, from 12-1 p.m., at the House Science and Technology Committee Hearing Room, Room 2325 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Featured panelists will be:

  • Mitchell Baer, Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy;
  • Dr. James Conca, Director of the Waste Sampling and Characterization Facility (WSCF), U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site;
  • Margaret Harding, President, 4 Factor Consulting; and
  • Micheal A. Levi, Director of Energy Security and Climate Change Program, Council on Foreign Relations.

Conca is the co-author of the recent PPI Policy Memo, “Getting Real About Energy: A Balanced Portfolio for America’s Future,” which argues for a 30-year target energy mix for electricity generation of one-third fossil fuels, one-third renewable sources (wind, solar, biomass, hydro), and one-third nuclear generation.

TO RSVP for the event, click here.