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Science Question Time - The Nuclear Debate

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18:30 – 20:30 15 Mar 2012
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Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NT

It's 2012: can the UK finally have a mature debate on Nuclear Policy? Greens are starting to change previously strong anti-nuclear positions, while the Royal Society and House of Lords both issued reports on the topic in 2011 - but elsewhere in the world, the ramifications of the Fukushima crisis are still being felt.
We'd like to go beyond simply 'pro' or 'anti' nuclear power - what are the new critical questions to be asked of nuclear policy options in 2012? Is arms proliferation still a real concern? Can public and private funding really be separated? Do we have the professional capacity in UK engineering and science to cope with the much hyped 'nuclear renaissance'? Are we still in danger of ignoring other energy options, including renewables, by focusing on nuclear? Are the public really on side?
Join us for what we hope will be a rich and lively debate, touching on questions of energy security, our engineering skills base, science education, environmental policy, research budgets, and the history of technology policy in the UK and abroad. Details on the Chair and panel can be found below.
Register: http://sciqtnuclear.eventbrite.co.uk/

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Organised by: Biochemical Society, Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE), Imperial College London

http://www.biochemistry.org/SciencePolicy/Events/ScienceQuestionTimeMarch2012.aspx


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