Nuclear power is our nation’s largest low-carbon power source, providing nearly 20 percent of our electricity. Over the last two decades, U.S. nuclear plant operators have an excellent record of operational safety and have greatly increased the operational performance of reactors.
Despite years of success, however, the nuclear industry still faces challenges. How can the United States address the issues raised by the meltdown at the Fukushima plant in Japan? What is the path forward on waste storage and disposal? What impact could small modular reactors have on the nuclear energy landscape?
The answers to all of these questions will determine the role of nuclear power in America’s energy future. Please join us for a conversation about how the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is working on critical issues facing the industry.
Allison Macfarlane, Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.