Letters and Politics

Fukushima And The Fatal Flows of Nuclear Power

Marking the eight anniversary of the devastating earthquake that rocked Japan and subsequent tsunami that created a disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, we are in conversation with Gregory Jackzo, head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at the time the Fukushima disaster occurred. He recounts the role he played in the American government’s response to the nuclear accident in Japan and how the devastation changed his mind about nuclear power.

Guest: Gregory Jackzo is an adjunct professor at Princeton University and Georgetown University, and an entrepreneur with a clean energy development company.  He served as Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 2009-2012, and a commissioner from 2005-2009.  Gregory Jackzo is the author of Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator.

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