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Molten-Salt and Salt-Cooled Nuclear Reactors: The Opportunities and Challenges Faced in Providing a Global Solution to Clean Energy

October 3, 2019

Seminar Recording:  /*-->*/ Abstract: The motivation to develop nuclear energy waned in the latter part of the twentieth century.

Parallel power play: building nuclear cooperation in Argentina and Brazil

December 19, 2017

Abstract: In the fifty years following World War II, Argentina and Brazil constructed advanced nuclear energy programs that far outpaced those of other countries in Latin America.

A new perspective on nuclear waste management: facing the technical and social challenges of a complex science-policy issue

August 31, 2017

Abstract: Continuing social concerns over nuclear energy technologies still limit the application of long-term solutions to nuclear waste management in most countries.

Thorium reactors: silver bullet or proliferation hazard?

January 26, 2017

Abstract: Since their conception in the 1950s, thorium reactors have been promoted as a promising technology for nuclear energy generation, though they have not yet been successfully commercialized...

The Great Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: 5 Years Later

March 10, 2016

It has been five years since the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami and associated nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Rethinking the Nuclear Age: The View from Africa and Its Implications for Policy

April 29, 2015

Abstract: Today’s international relations are plagued by anxieties about the nuclear state and the state of being nuclear.

Radioactive waste disposal in European clay formations: science, safety and society

October 6, 2014

About the Topic: Large scientific and technological advances in many European countries and the establishment of the European technology platform IGD-TP have increased our understanding of how to...

Stanford-SPF New Channels Dialogue 2014

February 13, 2014

Stanford-Sasakawa Peace Foundation New Channels Dialogue 2014 Energy Challenge and Opportunities for the United States and Japan   February 13, 2014 Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Stanford...

China's Nuclear Energy Program - Development and Prospects

January 13, 2014

About the Topic: This presentation includes a review of significant trends in the development of nuclear energy in China, from the mid1980's until the present, and related future prospects.

A Look at South Korea’s Spent Nuclear Fuel Options

May 29, 2013

South Korea’s impressive nuclear power industry has quickly reached world class status on par with leaders like France, Japan and the United States.

Radiological Terrorism: A Risk Based Perspective

May 6, 2013

Dr. Connell will give an overview of radiological terrorism, focused on high activity radiation sources in the US and the risk they pose for malevolent use.

Peaceful Fusion? - The Use of Fusion Power and the Nuclear Order in the 21st Century

April 1, 2013

Fusion reactors have the potential to be used for military purposes.

The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion

March 14, 2013

The Islamic Republic of Iran continues to defy UN Security Council resolutions calling for an end to its uranium enrichment program.

Can Nuclear Power Evolve Beyond Light Water? An Examination of the US and China

February 25, 2013

The United States commercial nuclear industry started just a few years following the conclusion of the second world war with the start of operation of the Shippingport reactor.

Globalizing Nuclear Emergency Response: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities

January 10, 2013

Sonja Schmid is an assistant professor in the Department of Science and Technology in Society at Virginia Tech.

South Korea and Global Nuclear Governance

December 3, 2012

South Korea has become a major player in the world of nuclear energy and nuclear security, having hosted the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit and inked the largest nuclear power plant export deal...

Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: A General-Audience, Non-Technical Narrative with Analysis and Recommendations

November 1, 2012

Over a year and a half has passed since the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster that began with the earthquake and tsunami disaster that hit Japan’s Tohoku region on March 11, 2011.

Dealing with Kazakhstan’s Soviet nuclear legacy

October 15, 2012

When the Soviet Union dissolved at the end of 1991, the independent Republic of Kazakhstan was left with the world’s fourth largest nuclear arsenal and a huge nuclear infrastructure, including lots...

Global Health Impacts of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

October 1, 2012

This study quantifies worldwide health effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident on 11 March 2011.

Regulatory Implications of Fukushima for Nuclear Power Plants in the U.S.

May 22, 2012

About the Topic: Japan’s March 2011 Great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami led to core damage in three reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station.

Managing Uncertainties in the Regulation of Nuclear Facilities and Materials

May 21, 2012

This presentation will describe the NRC’s mission, the traditional approach to regulation of nuclear power facilities, and the NRC’s more recent use of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in...

Research Presentations (2 of 3) - Fukai, Hirano, Kamimai and Miyashita

May 17, 2012

In this session of the Shorenstein APARC Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows Research Presentations, the following will be presented:   Kazuma Fukai, "Current Situation of Shale Gas Revolution and...

Business as Usual: Fukushima in Light of the Great Cold War Plutonium Disasters

May 14, 2012

While Chernobyl, and now Fukushima, are household words, far fewer people have heard of Maiak in the southern Urals and Hanford in eastern Washington State where Soviet and American engineers built...

Research Presentations (2 of 3) - Fukai, Hirano, Kamimai and Miyashita Research Presentations (2 of 3) - Fukai, Hirano, Kamimai and Miyashita

May 14, 2012

In this session of the Shorenstein APARC Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows Research Presentations, the following will be presented:   Kazuma Fukai, "Current Situation of Shale Gas Revolution and...


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