The Global Nuclear Future (GNF) Initiative is a comprehensive interdisciplinary, multi institutional, and multi-national project that seeks to identify paths that permit the peaceful use of nuclear power to meet the growing demand for energy, while minimizing the potential adverse consequences of the spread of inherently risky nuclear technology. GNF is distinct in its ability to bring together diverse communities, including leading experts from academia, government, nongovernmental organizations, and the nuclear industry. By engaging with key constituencies, particularly in Southeast Asia and in the Middle East whose choices and behavior will have a significant impact on the character of the international nuclear order, GNF identifies and promotes best practices to minimize the security and non proliferation concerns associated with the spread of nuclear energy.
|Making a Difference
|Since 2008, the Academy has made significant progress in identifying and promoting policy recommendations to minimize the security and proliferation risks inherent in the global spread of nuclear energy. For example, the work of the GNF Initiative influenced the outcome of the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. A recent paper, Nuclear Collisions: Discord, Reform & the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime, also informed discussions with delegates to the May 2012 NPT Preparatory Committee meeting in Vienna, Austria. In addition, the Academy’s recommendations on the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle are reflected in the 2012 report of the U.S. President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Energy Future.
The Project Committee
Solving the Unsolvable: Nuclear Waste Solutions for the New Millennium
April 6, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.
Managing spent fuel is one of the most significant challenges surrounding the use of nuclear energy. Although the technical means to build repositories exist, disposal attempts have often faced strong political and societal pushback. Many states are now acknowledging the urgency of the matter and considering multinational or national interim storage facilities until they construct a permanent repository. The Stimson Center and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Global Nuclear Future Initiative are pleased to host a seminar on “Solving the Unsolvable: Nuclear Waste Solutions for the New Millennium.” Led by experts from academia, government, NGOs, and the nuclear industry, the panels and discussions will examine the existing interim storage facility proposals as well as opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
WHAT: A public seminar on various proposals for storage of radioactive waste.
WHERE: The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC, 20036
WHEN: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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