Chernobyl and Nuclear Power

Chernobyl and Nuclear Power

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Chernobyl and Nuclear Power, First Women

Episode: Chernobyl and Nuclear Power, First Women

  • Apr 29, 2016 9:00 pm
  • 50:33 mins

Guests: Matt Memmott, PhD, Professor of Nuclear Engineering at BYU; John Colton, PhD, Former Senior Scientist at the US State Department and Senior Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Judd Gregg, JD, Former Governor and US Senator, Co-chair of Nuclear Matters Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster in Ukraine that killed dozens of people and exposed thousands to dangerous radiation. Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and Fukushima embody the risk that many Americans associate with nuclear energy. What people rarely realize is that a fifth of all electricity in the US comes from nuclear power plants and for some states, nuclear is the primary source of their electricity.