Luncheon Briefing on Advanced Nuclear Reactors


Luncheon Briefing: Making the Next Step Forward with Advanced Nuclear Reactors: Assessing Progress and Overcoming Roadblocks on Safety, Technology and Policy


Thursday, July 24, 2014

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-318

Washington, DC


The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) and the American Nuclear Society (ANS) cordially invite you to a workshop that will address the state of the safety, science, and technology for Advanced Nuclear Reactors and discuss policy considerations to overcome roadblocks to their development and adoption. The workshop will include perspectives from leading nuclear scientists and engineers and leaders in nuclear energy policy.

Lunch will be provided. 



11:20 a.m. – Luncheon and Registration

11:30 a.m. – Opening Address by Dr. Charles D. Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientists

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter B. Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy

11:45 a.m. – Panel Session One: What is the current state of U.S. science and technology for advanced nuclear reactors?

Moderator: Dr. Mark Peters, Argonne National Laboratory


  • Dr. Leslie Dewan, Transatomic Power
  • Dr. Dan Ingersoll, NuScale
  • Dr. Hussein Khalil, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Dr. Doug Kothe, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Dr. John Parmentola, General Atomics

12:30 p.m. – Panel Session Two: What policies and partnerships might increase the NRC’s consideration of and funding for new nuclear technologies?

Moderator: Dr. Kennette Benedict, Executive Director and Publisher of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists


  • Dr. George Apostolakis, former NRC Commissioner
  • Mr. David Blee, Nuclear Infrastructure Council
  • Mr. Phil Hildebrandt, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Mr. Craig Piercy, American Nuclear Society
  • Mr. Daniel Stout, Tennessee Valley Authority

Registration for this event has closed.