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Debunking the myths around Small Modular Reactors
Small “Mythical” Reactors, also known as small modular reactors, or, more properly, small modular nuclear reactors, are uneconomical, years away from implementation, don’t answer the climate crisis or jobs needs, and come with the same inherent risks and radioactive waste problems as the current large reactors. Yet the nuclear industry, governments and the media continue to embrace them as something “new” and beneficial.

Learn how to make the case that small modular nuclear reactors:
-Have no role in climate action;
-Could jeopardize security and safety;
-Will cost as much as traditional reactors;
-Won’t deliver the promised jobs panacea;
-Are intrinsically tied to the nuclear waste and nuclear weapons sectors; and more.

Hear from the experts on how to debunk the SMR myths. Join our webinar, October 21, 2 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time [US and Canada]

The webinar is a co-presentation of Beyond Nuclear, the Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick (CRED-NB) and the Canadian and International Nuclear Law Associations.

Panelists:
KERRIE BLAISE , Staff Lawyer, Canadian Environmental Law Association.
EDWIN LYMAN, Director of Nuclear Power Safety, Union of Concerned Scientists.
M.V. RAMANA, Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security and Director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia.

Moderator: Linda Pentz Gunter, international specialist, Beyond Nuclear;
Host: Paul Gunter, director, Reactor Oversight Project, Beyond Nuclear;
Co-host: Susan O’Donnell, lead researcher on the University of New Brunswick’s RAVEN project, a member of CRED-NB.

And with contributions by Dr. Gordon Edwards (Canada) and Dr. David Lowry (UK).

Oct 21, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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