Integrating Nuclear Safety and Security: Operational and Policy Perspectives

October 12, 2011 • 1:00 – 9:00 pm EDT

The Proliferation Prevention Program hosted a workshop entitled, Integrating Nuclear Safety and Security: Operational and Policy Perspectives, on October 12, 2011 in collaboration with the Partnership for Global Security and the U.S.-Korea Institute at John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. The workshop brought together high-level experts from across the nuclear enterprise to hear and discuss many of the sensitive issues that face industry and policymakers alike in the post-Fukushima environment. The daylong event also provided a unique opportunity for exploring a variety of technical, legal and policy issues that are important both for the success of the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit in March 2012 and for the future of nuclear governance.

The workshop agenda aimed to address the connection between nuclear safety and security specifically covering the way in which crisis have shaped nuclear safety policy, regulations and implementation, how the safety and security regimes intersect and how the next Nuclear Security Summit might incorporate nuclear safety lessons. 

Presentation Panels

Introduction: Integrating International Nuclear Safety and Security

Session I:  Crisis-Driven Improvement:  From TMI to 9/11/01 to 3/11

  • Carol Kessler, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Paul Dickman, Argonne National Laboratory

Session II: Views from Nuclear Operators

  • Corey Hinderstein, NTI
  • Steve Nesbit, Duke Energy

Session III: International Policy Lessons

  • Carlton Stoiber, Consultant on international nuclear law
  • Andy Semmel, AKS Consulting

Session IV: Recommendations for the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit and Beyond