Past Event

Professor Frank H. Shu: Nuclear Energy After Fukushima

Tue, Sep 27 2011 - 6:00pm

Nuclear Energy After Fukushima

Frank H. Shu, University Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego

The media and public reaction to the nuclear accident at Fukushima involving light water reactors and their associated spent-fuel storage pools threaten to cripple the nuclear renaissance that is humanity’s best hope for mitigating climate disruption, Shu contends. He will review how light water reactors and the “once-through” fuel cycle came to dominate the landscape for generating nuclear power today and assess options for the future.

MLF: Science & Technology
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$20 standard, $8 members, $7 students
Program Organizer: Brandon Allgood