NO CLEAR Answer? or NUCLEAR Solution?
Understand the debate over nuclear energy in
sustainability, radiation, and the energy crisis.
Tuesday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.
Myers Hall 130 (915 E. Third Street just east of the
intersection with Woodlawn Ave.)
Free and Open to the Public
Following Japan's nuclear disaster this March, the debate over the use
of nuclear energy received heightened attention worldwide. While some
countries rely almost entirely on nuclear power and have viewed it as a
clean energy source, some countries are having doubts about their
investment in nuclear power, and others adamantly refuse to implement
it. Is the generation of nuclear power dangerous? Can it be made
enough to satisfy scientists, policy-makers, and the public? How will
it fit into the future of energy in the United States?
Join us in a conversation about the current state and future of nuclear
energy in the United States. The discussion will be led by three
panelists and will address radiation safety, nuclear waste disposal
options, and the sustainability of nuclear energy. Time will be provided
for audience questions.
The distinguished panelists are:
This program is co-sponsored by Volunteers in Sustainability and the
Hutton Honors College and is part of a fall series of programs on
John Applegate is the Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law at the
Indiana University Maurer School of Law as well as the IU
Executive Vice President for regional affairs, planning, and
policy. He was recently appointed to the National Academy of
Sciences' Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board and is nationally
recognized for his work in environmental risk assessment and
policy analysis. Applegate has written many books and articles
on the regulation of toxic substances, defense nuclear waste,
public participation in environmental decisions, and
international environmental law.
Paul Sokol is a professor of condensed matter physics
(experimental) at IU. His research expertise includes the areas
of neutron and X-ray scattering, quantum liquids, nanosytems,
and phase transitions. Sokol formerly served as director of the
IU Cyclotron Facility, recently restructured into the new
physics research laboratory, called the Center for the
Exploration of Energy and Matter.
Gregory Crouch is a broadly trained radiological health and
safety professional with more than 30 years of diverse
experience in various positions within universities and
government. He holds a Master of Science in Radiological Health
Physics from Purdue University and a Master of Public Health
from the University of Minnesota. He is currently the Director
of Radiological Safety for Indiana University-Bloomington, where
his responsibilities include managing the activities and
associated hazards of radioactive material uses licensed by the
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. His professional experience
also includes serving in several key positions in State
Radiological Emergency Response Plans. Crouch has developed and
taught courses in "Environmental Health Science," Controversies
in Environmental Health," "Radiological Hazard Management," and
"Nuclear Technology and the Environment."