One Year On: Fukushima Dai-ichi

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As the first anniversary of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster approaches, U.S. nuclear regulators are proposing new rules to improve safety. At the same time, they've just approved construction of two new reactors. We discuss the legacy of Fukushima, and how prepared we are to deal with the consequences of natural disasters at our nuclear power plants.

Guests:

Scott Burnell, public affairs officer at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Joe Rubin, reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting and co-author of a recent investigation about safety in U.S. nuclear power plants

Per Peterson, professor and chair of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley

Michael Shellenberger, president of the Breakthrough Institute, an energy and innovation think-tank

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