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AAAS 2009: The Revival of Nuclear Energy
Today, at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago, JRC Director-General Roland Schenkel gave a presentation as part of a symposium entitled "Keeping the Lights on: The revival of Nuclear Energy".
Pitted against negative public opinion, few governments in recent years have openly extolled the virtues of nuclear energy. Yet something has now changed and several countries that do not currently generate nuclear power are manifesting their interest in building nuclear plants. A nuclear renaissance would appear to be upon us. Dr Schenkel's presentation and those of fellow panel members Professor Mujid Kazimi of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Dr Jacues Bouchard of the French Atomic Energy Agency CEA, explored just how far change has come already and what it means for the future.
To download the presentations and learn more about the content of this symposium and the others the JRC is organising at AAAS 2009, visit the online press pack