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Asan Nuclear Forum

Challenges and Opportunities after the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Session: Regency Room
Date/Time: February 20, 2013 / 17:00-18:15

Moderator: Martin Fackler, The New York Times

Speakers: Chang Soon-heung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Luis Echávarri, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
Anton Khlopkov, Center for Energy and Security Studies
Suzuki Tatsujiro, Japan Atomic Energy Commission

Rapporteur: Samuel Brinton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Seukhoon Paul Choi, Council on Foreign Relations

Press Release Brief

1. There must be an internationalization of nuclear safety policy due to the nuclear regulatory governance of certain countries falling behind the international standard according to Mr. Suzuki Tatsujiro.

2. Anton Khlopkov mentioned that the Fukushima disaster has had a positive outcome in that it caused countries in the Middle East and elsewhere to review and reconsider their plans for nuclear expansion.

3. Chang Soon-heung: “Nuclear power plants must be prepared for blackouts, and in particular how to remove decay heat in the case of a shut down.”

4. Luis Echavarri: It is important to reinforce independent regulatory authorities and communication with the general public.