Seminar - 05012013

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Spent Nuclear Fuel - A Barrier to the Deployment of Fission Plants
Results of the Blue Ribbon Commission

May 1, 2013
ME Auditorium 


Tom Isaacs

Secretary of Energy's
Blue Ribbon Commission on U.S. Nuclear Future and
Professor at Stanford University's 
Center for International Security and Cooperation


This presentation will discuss implications of the U.S. policy for spent nuclear fuel storage on the nuclear power industry. The U.S. fleet of 104 fission reactors has generated more than 71,000 MT of spent nuclear fuel requiring reprocessing and/or disposal. Yucca mountain is no longer viewed as a viable alternative by the current administration, and other options need to be explored. This seminar will explore the nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel impediment to nuclear power.


Mr. Tom Isaacs served as lead advisor to the Nation's Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future formed by the Secretary of Energy. During his career, Tom Isaacs has focused on issues of nuclear power, national security, non-proliferation, waste management, facility siting, and public trust. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board and serves as an advisor and consultant to foreign nuclear programs. Mr. Isaacs was a Consulting Professor at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation for several years and remains an affiliate. He has been the research coordinator for an American Academy of Arts and Sciences project on the future of nuclear power and has served on the advisory committee for two university nuclear engineering programs. Mr. Isaacs received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. in Engineering and Applied Physics from Harvard University.


Dr. Daniel A. Nussbaum
Naval Postgraduate School 
Principal, Energy Academic Group
Monterey CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2387
Mobile: 831-324-3228

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