Audio: Small Modular Nuclear Reactors - Panel Discussion

  • Sep 29, 2010
    Duration: 1:19:03

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    At the dawn of neo-Nuclear Renaissance, Small Modular Nuclear Reactors have been at the center of much talk inside and outside Washington. While the reactors are only at the pre-license application discussion stage, the federal government is demonstrating both the readiness and support for their market entry in the near future. What are the economic benefits of small modular reactors?  What space would the reactors occupy in the market place? What are some of the concerns associated with their commercialization? This event will present a recent report on SMRs’ economic and employment impacts that was authored by a group of university experts, with the support of the American Council on Global Nuclear Competitiveness.  The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion about the future of small modular reactors in the United States—both challenges and opportunities.

    10:00 – 11:00 am:    Panel Discussion
    Moderator: Jane Nakano, Fellow, CSIS Energy and National Security Program

    Edward Arthur, Director, Center for Nuclear Non Proliferation Science and Technology, The University of New Mexico
    Sharon Squassoni, Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Proliferation Prevention Program
    TBD, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)