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The Worldwide Status of Nuclear Power
April 20, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The complicated world we live in is illuminated a bit more every week at the North County Chapter’s Thursday Morning Forum in Rancho Bernardo. Forums begin at 9:30 a.m. with a coffee social and registration, followed at 10 a.m. with a one-hour program and one hour of polite, but freewheeling, Q&A.
Unless otherwise indicated, North County Chapter Thursday Morning Forums are held at The Remington Club, Phase II, 16916 Hierba Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Free parking is available at the adjacent shopping center.
April 27, 2017: “The Worldwide Status of Nuclear Power.” North County Chapter member Vojin Joksimovich (Ph.D., nuclear engineering) will discuss nuclear power’s global outlook. The British consultancy Lloyd’s Register reports that nuclear power generation technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels, innovation is gathering pace, and nuclear power will continue to be “part of the solution to climate change long into the future.” Nevertheless, nuclear power is currently blossoming only in China and Russia and to a lesser degree in South Korea and India. China is building more nuclear plants than the rest of the world put together. Russia has perfected its water-water energetic reactor (VVER) designs, has a backlog of some 30 nuclear exports, and is introducing fast reactors to close the fuel cycle. While the United Kingdom has resumed its nuclear program after three decades, France has lost its world leadership in this area, as has the United States, with more plants being shut down than built. Dr. Joksimovich has frequently published in these areas and has over 45 years experience in the fields of nuclear safety, risk assessment applications, management and foreign policy analysis.
9:30 a.m. Coffee Social
10:00 a.m. Free Program
11:10 a.m. Question & Answer