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Materials Science at Oregon State University

Current Issues in Nuclear Energy Development

Date: Thursday, Oct 13th
Presenter: Dr. Andrew Klein, OSU Nuclear Engineering


Nuclear energy is an important part of the world’s and our nation’s energy portfolio, especially with respect to electricity production. This talk will cover the recent issues related to the deployment of new nuclear power assets. These include the nuclear renaissance, the evolution of nuclear power, nuclear license renewals, new reactor licenses, the status of nuclear waste disposal in the US, the development of new ideas related to small modular reactors, and the events and impacts from the accidents in Japan.