Nuclear Power and Our Energy Future
The Democracy Hour with Tom De Luca
Tuesday, April 19th at 8PM
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In light of the tragedy in Fukushima, Japan, on this show Leslie Kass and Robert Alvarez discuss and debate the viability of nuclear power as a safe and efficient source of energy for our future.
Leslie Kass is the Senior Director for Business Policy and Programs at the Nuclear Energy Institute. The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy-making process. Its objective is to ensure the formation of policies that promote the beneficial uses of nuclear energy and technologies in the United States and around the world.
Robert Alvarez is a Senior Scholar at Institute for Policy Studies, where he is currently focused on nuclear disarmament, environmental, and energy policies. He served for five years as a Senior Investigator for the U. S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs While at the Department of Energy from 1993 to 1999, he: coordinated the effort to enact nuclear worker compensation legislation; led teams in North Korea to establish control of nuclear weapons materials. Bob was awarded two Secretarial Gold Medals, the highest awards given by the department.