Nuclear Crisis in JapanTo interview FAS President Dr. Charles D. Ferguson, please contact Katie Colten at TEL 202-454-4694 or email@example.com.
On March 9, 2012, Dr. Ferguson was interviewed by Toni Johnson of the Council on Foreign Relations on Japan's Nuclear Dilemma.
"As a result, the Japanese economy is taking a hit, says nuclear expert Charles D. Ferguson, due to loss of significant power generation and high imported energy costs. Yet, he adds, Japan is not open to renewable energy as an alternative."There's a lot of resistance institutionally in Japan to using renewable energies, wind and solar in particular, and also geothermal," he says, and the government is trying to figure out if they can "get any public support to start bringing these nuclear power plants back into operation." On lessons the nuclear industry can learn from Fukushima, Ferguson says there needs to be better accountability to the public and improvements in nuclear safety procedures."
2012 February 8: The Future of Nuclear Power in the United States
2011 November, Foreign Policy: "Think Again: Nuclear Power"
2011 April 15, Guatemala Times: "Pools of Danger"
2011 March 23, Nature: "Do Not Phase Out Nuclear Power Yet"
2011 March 16, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: The Need For a Resilient Energy Policy in Japan
2011 March 15, Kyodo News: OPINION: Future of Nuclear Power in Japan - Advice from American Friend
2011 March 11, Foreign Policy: A Radioactive Situation, Japan's earthquake could shake public trust in the safety of nuclear power.
2012 January 17: PBS Frontline, "Nuclear Aftershocks"
2011 March 23: PBS NewsHour, "After Japan Crisis, What's Next for U.S. Nuclear Policy?"
2011 March 21: Washington and Lee University, "Japanese Disaster Impact on the Nuclear Power Industry"
2011 March 17: BBC News, "Crisis in Japan"
2011 March 16: NBC News - Nightly News with Brian Williams, "Concern Over Nuke Design Not New"
2011 March 14: MSNBC Hardball with Chris Matthews, "Japan Confronts Grim Reality"
2011 March 17, NPR - The Diane Rehm Show:"Japan's Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on the Nuclear Industry"
In the News:
2012 March 9, Council on Foreign Relations: "Japan's Nuclear Dilemma"
2011 April 28, The Asahi Shimbun: "Nuclear Plants Must Not Turn Into Radiological Weapons"
2011 March 23, Los Angeles Times: "A Nuclear Renaissance in U.S. Was Unlikely Even Before Japan Disaster"
2011 March 21, U.S. News & World Report: "Japan's Nuclear Crisis Reignites Safety Debate"
2011 March 20, Newsweek: "How Prepared Are We for Nuclear Disaster?"
2011 March 20, The Daily Beast: "How to Save California"
2011 March 20, Chicago Tribune: "Nuclear Energy's Unchanging Plight"
2011 March 18, FOX News: "Interview with Charles Ferguson" (transcript)
2011 March 17, MSNBC: "MSNBC Live with Cenk Uygur" (transcript)
2011 March 17, Science - Insider: "The Worst Case: What if the Water Ran Dry in the Japanese Reactors?"
2011 March 17, Council on Foreign Relations - Analysis Brief: "Clouds Over Japan's Nuclear Response"
2011 March 16, The New Republic: "Do We Really Need Nuclear Power?"
2011 March 15, PBS - NewsHour: "Mechanics of a Nuclear Meltdown Explained"
2011 March 15, Council on Foreign Relations:"Japan's Crisis for Nuclear Power"
2011 March 14, Huffington Post: "Japan's Nuclear Tremors After Quake"
2010 May 19: House Committee on Science and Technology:Charting the Course for American Nuclear Technology and the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy Research and Development Roadmap