Actions and Detail Panel
Making the Case for Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century
Tue, April 4, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Leading scientists and world bodies now say climate change goals will not be achieved without a significant role for nuclear energy, both existing and new resources. But how will nuclear energy make a difference given the challenges it faces, some real and some imagined?
Join us for a lively discussion featuring a panel of experts with national and global perspectives on nuclear energy. Topics will include cost, safety, used nuclear fuel and advanced reactor designs; as well as nuclear’s ability to lift millions of people out of poverty around the world and support efforts to combat climate change.
Our panelists are:
Dr. James Conca, a Forbes.com contributor on energy and environmental issues, and a Richland-based scientist specializing in nuclear waste issues for more than 30 years.
Nick Touran, an advanced nuclear reactor physicist at TerraPower in Bellevue, energy enthusiast, and programmer.
Kristin Zaitz, senior consulting engineer at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in California, co-founder of Mothers for Nuclear, environmentalist and avid backpacker.
Scott Montgomery, nationally acclaimed writer, and adjunct faculty at University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies. Montgomery is a trained geologist who has worked in the field and taught about global energy issues.
Supporting sponsors: Energy Northwest, Ada's Technical Books and Cafe, Cascadia Climate Action and Mothers for Nuclear