The Global Nuclear Renaissance: Blessing or Curse?

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The Georgia American Nuclear Society (ANS) is hosting a lecture sponsoring Nuclear Expert - Dr. Alan Waltar, "The Global Nuclear Renaissance: Blessing or Curse?".

There will be a 30-minute mixer with heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will start at 6:30 pm. At 7:00 pm we will have a very brief business meeting and then have Dr. Alan Waltar make a presentation entitled "THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR RENAISSANCE: BLESSING OR CURSE?".

Alan Waltar’s Biosketch from the WNU website:

Dr Alan E Waltar currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, WA, having recently retired as Director of Nuclear Energy. He serves as well as a consultant to the IAEA and the US Department of Energy. He was Professor and Head, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University from 1998 to 2002, where he helped to build that programm into the largest Department of Nuclear Engineering in the US.

Dr Waltar served as president of the 16,000-member American Nuclear Society during 1994-1995. He holds a BS in electrical engineering (University of Washington, 1961), an MS in nuclear engineering (MIT, 1962), and a PhD in engineering science (University of California, Berkeley, 1966).

His distinguished career with Westinghouse Hanford Company included leadership positions in several areas of advanced reactor technology. He served on the faculty at the University of Virginia where, with Professor Albert Reynolds, he co-authored the Fast breeder reactors textbook. Along with the Russian translation, this book has become one of the standard instructional books for fast spectrum reactors.

Dr Waltar was instrumental in the formation of the World Nuclear University Summer Institute (SI) and has served as a mentor and member of the faculty at all four Summer Institutes in Idaho Falls, Stockholm, Daejeon, and Ottawa.

Dr Waltar authored America the Powerless: Facing Our Nuclear Energy Dilemma in 1995 and in 2004 published his newest book, Radiation and Modern Life: Fulfilling Marie Curie’s Dream, which articulates the enormous beneficial uses of radiation to society.


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