Press briefing April 26: Release of MIT nuclear report
Details about webcast also available**Note: This press briefing will also be webcast. Watch it here**
The recent accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi powerplant has raised major questions about how to structure the growth of nuclear power in the United States and abroad. The crisis also underscores the urgency of finding a way to deal with the growing problem of spent nuclear fuel accumulating at the sites of existing U.S. nuclear plants.
On Tuesday, April 26, MIT will release the final results of a three-year study on the future of the nuclear fuel cycle. The report — a summary of which was released in September 2010 — addresses two key questions:
- What are the long term desirable fuel cycle options?
- What are the implications for near-term policy choices?
Please join us on Tuesday, April 26, at MIT for a briefing on the new report and to learn more about its findings and recommendations. The event will also be webcast.
WHAT: Release of new MIT study, Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle.
WHO: Study co-chairs:
- Ernest J. Moniz, Director of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)
- Mujid Kazimi, Director of the MIT Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems
- Charles Forsberg, Executive Director of the MIT Fuel Cycle Study
WHERE: MIT Faculty Club, 50 Memorial Dr., 6th floor (MIT Building 52, near Kendall Square T stop)
TO RSVP AND FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Patti Richards, MIT News Office, firstname.lastname@example.org; 617-253-8923
TO WATCH THE WEBCAST: http://amps-web.amps.ms.mit.edu/public/MITEI/2010-2011/2011apr26/
If you have questions for the report's authors during the briefing, send them to Jameson Twomey at email@example.com. Put "question about report" in the subject line, and just be sure to give your affiliation in the e-mail.