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Following a string of nuclear accidents, would societies revisit nuclear power if there were a safer alternative?


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In the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, societies are wary of nuclear energy, and several nations including Germany have committed to phasing out their nuclear power programs. In this engaging presentation, Leslie Dewan, co-founder of Transatomic Power, unveils a safer method for producing nuclear energy. Dewan translates technological jargon into accessible language, and the possibilities she shares are exciting. getAbstract recommends her insights to scientists, environmentalists and all concerned with finding alternatives to fossil fuels.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why nuclear power lost popular support and
  • How new technologies could generate nuclear energy more safely and effectively.


During the 1950s, the US nuclear industry enjoyed popular support. US president Dwight D. Eisenhower championed the peaceful use of atomic power. In 1956, Walt Disney produced a book and an animation called Our Friend the Atom ...
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About the Speaker

Leslie Dewan is co-founder and CEO of Transatomic Power, a company that designs generation IV nuclear reactors.

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