Nuclear policy

Scholarly Publications

What Really Went Wrong at WIPP: An Insider’s View of Two Accidents at the Only US Underground Nuclear Waste Repository

July 2019

Within a 10-day period in February 2014, two accidents happened at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico – the United States’ only underground repository for nuclear waste.

Mission Impossible? Socio-technical Integration of Nuclear Waste Geological Disposal Systems

November 2018

Abstract: We present a new perspective on geological disposal systems for nuclear waste.

Other Publications

Reset of America’s Nuclear Waste Management Strategy and Policies

December 2018

The U.S. government has worked for decades and spent tens of billions of dollars in search of a permanent resting place for the Nation’s nuclear waste.

Atomic Homefront: a film about struggling to live with Manhattan Project radioactive waste

June 2018

Abstract: This commentary reviews and discusses HBO’s new documentary, Atomic Homefront, which shows how communities are still struggling to live with radiation from radioactive waste generated...

US-Russia rift threatens science ties that keep us safe

December 2016

Siegfried Hecker describes Russia's systematic termination of nuclear cooperation with the United States and the harmful consequences that this could have for both countries.

News

Fukushima Cesium-Enriched Microparticle (CSMP) Update (Interview with Rod Ewing)

August 2019

An interesting paper  was recently published by a team headed by Dr. Satoshi Utsunomiya of Kyushu University on the subject of Fukushima-derived cesium-enriched microparticles (CsMPs).

The Future of Global Nuclear Power Through the Eyes of Young Russian and American Professionals

June 2019

As we witness the increasingly detrimental effects of global climate change, the role that nuclear power could play globally to mitigate its effects continues to be debated.

At Stanford, US and Russian Young Professionals Meet on Nuclear Topics in 5th Meeting

June 2019

In early May, CISAC convened the fifth Young Professional Nuclear Forum (YPNF), a program sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and the Moscow...

Events

Drell Lecture: US National Security in an Era of Great Power Competition and Technological Disruption

August 5, 2019

 The world is experiencing an unprecedented period of geopolitical change and technological disruption. How should we rethink U.S.

Maximizing Leverage: China’s Strategic Force Posture Choices in the Information Age

March 11, 2019

Abstract: How do nuclear-armed states coerce their adversaries in wars with limited aims without using nuclear weapons?

Jason Rezaian in Conversation with Brett McGurk

February 20, 2019

*This event is co-sponsored with the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies. Jason Rezaian discusses his new book, Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison, with Brett McGurk,...

Multimedia

America’s Nuclear Waste – No Solution in Sight

January 2016

America’s nuclear waste is accumulating at over seventy sites in 39 states – but there is no clear way forward for its final disposal. An international cast of experts explains how the U.S.

People

David Clark David L. Clark Affiliate
Michal Onderco Affiliate
Jacek Durkalec Jacek Durkalec Affiliate
Eva C. Uribe Affiliate
Sannia Abdullah Sannia Abdullah Affiliate
Sidra Hamidi Affiliate
Katie McKinney Research Assistant
Elliot Serbin Elliot Serbin Research Assistant to Siegfried Hecker
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