Nuclear Energy and Fukushima Update

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Nuclear Energy and Fukushima Update

  1. 1. Dale E. Klein, Ph.D., P.E. The University of Texas System Associate Vice Chancellor for Research The Energy Institute The University of Texas at Austin Associate Director Nuclear Energy and Fukushima Update Oak Ridge Associated Universities – March 6, 2014
  2. 2. World Nuclear Power •Electricity Diversity •Sustainable Energy •Economic Considerations •Electricity Demand
  3. 3. Others total Switzerland Belgium Germany Ukraine Canada India Russian Federation France 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 15 16 18 18 20 21 33 50 58 104 33 World Total: 435 reactor units
  4. 4. Argentina Brazil Finland France Pakistan Bulgaria Japan Slovak Republic Ukraine United States of America United Arab Emirates Korea, Republic of India Russian Federation China 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 4 5 6 10 28 World Total: Over 63 reactors of net electrical capacity 61 GWe (+1) Reactors Under Construction
  5. 5. Nuclear Safety •Defense in Depth • Multiple Safety Systems •Design Basis Accident • Beyond Design Basis Events •Independent Regulators •Training: INPO & WANO •Evacuation Plans/Safety Exercises
  6. 6. Tsunami Destruction
  7. 7. Tsunami
  8. 8. Tsunami
  9. 9. Unit One Explosion
  10. 10. Units 1-4 1 3 2 4 Units 1-4
  11. 11. Future of Nuclear Energy

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