Safe Nuclear Reactor Design

Monday 13 June 2011, 3.15PM

Speaker(s): Dr John Roberts, University of Manchester

Dr John W Roberts, from the Dalton Nuclear Institute, University of Manchester, will give a seminar in York on Monday 13 June.

Safe Nuclear Reactor Design

Following the earthquake and tsunami that so badly affected the nuclear reactors at Fukushima, attention has again focused on the future of nuclear energy in the UK and the world.  Two reactors - the Westinghouse AP1000 and the Areva EPR - seem to be dominating the potential market, but how would these designs perform in extreme circumstances?  The talk will analyse the timeline of events at Fukushima, and provide assurances on current reactor design philosophies.

Location: P/L001