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Panelist speak about old and new nuclear reactor designs and the weapons proliferation capability resulting from nuclear power production technology. Radioactive contamination in Fukushima and the US from the reactor disaster is addressed, along with low level "hot particle" fall out in Japan and Seattle/Vancouver, in the Q&A.
Beyond Nuclear, http://www.beyondnuclear.org
Nuclear Energy Information Service,
Friends of the Earth,
UChicago Climate Action Network,
International House Global Voices Program
Arnie Gundersen has 40 years of nuclear power engineering experience. He is chief engineer for Fairwinds Associates.
He was a licensed reactor operator and earned Degrees in nuclear engineering from RPI. He has managed and coordinated projects at 70 nuclear power plants in the U.S. After becoming a nuclear whistle-blower in 1990, he became an independent nuclear engineering and safety expert. www.fairwinds.org
Kennette Benedict is Executive Director of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientist ; their goal is to inform the public about the dangers of nuclear weapons, climate change, and emerging technologies in the life sciences.She teaches at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. She was Director of International Peace and Security at the John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Foundation. www.thebulletin.org