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Coping with a Big Nuclear Accident – Public Lecture

November 20, 2017 -6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Public lecture and panel Q&A

Nuclear power can provide the large quantities of carbon-free electrical energy needed to sustain Western living standards.  But how should we cope when things go badly wrong?  When an accident causes the core to melt, the containment to fail and large quantities of radioactive fallout to be deposited on the surrounding countryside?  Just like at Chernobyl in 1986 and Fukushima Daiichi in 2011.  Philip Thomas, Professor of Risk Management at the University of Bristol, led a multi-university team to tackle this thorny issue head on.  You may find their research results surprising.  He and his team will be on hand to answer questions afterwards.

Panel: Prof. Philip Thomas (University of Bristol), Prof. Bill Nuttall (The Open University), Dr Paul Johnson (University of Manchester) and Dr Ian Waddington (Analytic Eye Ltd.)

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Measurement and Control and the Institute of Chemical Engineers.


Event details

  • Venue: Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building, University of Bristol
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:00
  • Light refreshments will be provided before and afterwards

Register on the Eventbrite page here.

Any queries please email sw-nuclearhub@bristol.ac.uk

If you cannot attend the lecture in person it will be livestreamed on the Hub website.

Details of how to get to the University can be found here. 


November 20, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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