Monica Amarelo

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Prospects for Nuclear Power in the United States

Yesterday, I gave a presentation at the Global America Business Institute and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s workshop in Washington, DC regarding the  prospects for nuclear power use in the United State. I spoke about the economic, security and environmental challenges associated with the use of nuclear power. The slides from my presentation […]

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Role of Scientists and Engineers in National and International Security

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Today, I am speaking at a colloquium hosted by the University of Texas at Austin Physics Department regarding the role of scientists and engineers in the security field.  Additionally, I will address current and future challenges for scientists and engineers to improve international security. You can view my presentation slides here […]

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Potential Implications of Fukushima Accident for Nuclear Power

Yesterday, I presented at a conference hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to examine the impact of the Fukushima accident. I spoke about the potential implications for the use of nuclear power post Fukushima and implications for safety, education, economics and waste disposal. You can view my presentation slides here.      

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Future of the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal: Issues and Policy Options

Tomorrow Hans Kristensen will brief on the Obama administration’s ongoing nuclear weapons targeting review, a effort to identify options for further reductions in U.S. nuclear nuclear weapons and their role in anticipation of a future nuclear arms limitation agreement with Russia. Based on the review, President Obama might issue new guidance to the military for how […]

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FAS Roundup- January 16, 2012

FAS Roundup: January 16, 2012 Implications of assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist for Tehran’s nuclear program, musings about EMP, nuclear pursuits in 2012 and much more.  From the Blogs Radiation and Pregnancy:  Can we expect to see legions of children born with birth defects in the aftermath of a radiological attack? True – radiation can cause […]

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Nuclear Aftershocks: Upcoming Appearance on PBS’s Frontline

I am excited to tell you that I will appear on PBS’s Frontline on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  In “Nuclear Aftershocks,” Miles O’Brien examines the hazards and benefits of nuclear energy. I will be speaking about the implications for U.S. nuclear safety after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in Japan last March. For more information […]

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