Online Colloquium: “From Fukushima to the Future: Lessons Learned and New Developments” — April 1, 2021 at 4 PM
Dr. Gail H. Marcus
Nuclear Power Technology and Policy
Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 4:00 PM EST
Via Video Conference (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for link information)
All interested persons are cordially invited to join the Zoom call.
The day before a huge tsunami hit the coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, nuclear power appeared to be poised for a “renaissance” in much of the world. However, the tsunami resulted in a major accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, causing the world to hit the pause button on nuclear power development. In the 9 years since that accident, the industry has focused on understanding the underlying causes of the accident and modifying current nuclear plants and operations based on the lessons learned. Now, new nuclear power plants are being built in several countries, and more are being planned. This talk will address the accident and its aftermath, including major changes that have been made at existing plants, as well as the status of nuclear power today in different countries, and how advanced nuclear reactor concepts might affect the future of nuclear power.