Experts to debate risks of Britain's nuclear future: 13 December 2005
09 December 2005
Organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics, 'Future nuclear power: Addressing the barriers', will look at some of the issues associated with new nuclear build in the UK, including nuclear waste and the health effects of radiation on local populations.
The seminar will cover nuclear safety and security concerns. What are the risks and can we control them? How does the nuclear safety record compare to other forms of energy production? Finally, the seminar will ask, if the benefits can be demonstrated, can the British public be persuaded of the case for nuclear power?
The event will be a vital and timely forum to air views and to share expertise on nuclear power, before a final decision on the UK's energy strategy is announced in 2006.
Professor Bryn Bridges
Genome Damage and Stability Centre, University of Sussex
Professor Neil Chapman
Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield and ITC School, Switzerland
Professor Peter Zimmerman
Department of War Studies, King's College London
Mr Malcolm Grimston
Associate Fellow Chatham House, Honorary Research Fellow Imperial College
Past Chairman of the British Energy Association and Senior Partner PriceWaterhouseCoopers
The seminar will be staged at the Kohn Centre, The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG at 5.30pm, 13 December 2005.
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