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Weston Roundtable Lecture - Dr. Charles D. Ferguson

More Nuclear Power: Should We Risk It?

Event Details

Thursday, February 20, 2020
4:15-5:15 p.m.
Operating nuclear power plants emit almost zero greenhouse gases and thus appear to be "clean" sources of electricity that help to mitigate climate change. However, concerns persist about how to manage safely and securely the radioactive waste from these plants. While several nuclear power plant designs offer reduced risk of
nuclear proliferation, other design choices could pave the way to a world awash in highly enriched uranium
and plutonium. Full abstract can be found via the URL.