Session H5: Drowning in Carbon: The Imperative of Nuclear Power

8:00 AM–11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Room: Ballroom C1

Sponsoring Units: FIAP GERA DNP
Chair: Steve Libby, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Abstract ID: BAPS.2011.MAR.H5.2

Abstract: H5.00002 : What happened to the US nuclear renaissance?

8:36 AM–9:12 AM

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  Robert Rosner
    (The University of Chicago)

While nuclear power generation is seeing a distinct revival internationally, especially in Asia, a corresponding revival within the United States has not yet occurred. I will discuss the various reasons for this difference, as well as the consequences - some distinctly unintended - for the future U.S. role in the spread of nuclear power generation as well as in non-proliferation internationally.

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