"From Three Mile Island To Fukushima: Lessons For Japan’s Nuclear Industry’’
Peter A. Bradford
Professor Vermont Law School, U.S.
Language: The speech and Q&A will be in English
As the third anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant approaches, the central government, the utilities, and many localities hosting nuclear reactors idled since 2011 are ratcheting up pressure on the Nuclear Regulation Authority to approve restarting as many nuclear reactors as possible under new safety guidelines.
Vermont Law School’s Peter Bradford, a former Member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has advised the NRA and is an expert on the regulatory role that America’s NRC assumed after the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island. A member of the China Sustainable Energy Policy Council, he also served on a panel evaluating the reliability of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, and on a European Bank for Reconstruction and Development panel advising how best to replace the remaining Chernobyl nuclear plants in Ukraine.
Join us as Prof. Bradford discusses lessons learned from his years as a regulator and advisor, and how Japan might find the right balance between focusing on Fukushima and reviewing other reactor licenses.
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