RISK AND BENEFIT SESSION
Moderator Remarks: Joe Arvai, Director, Erb Institute, Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Michigan
Americans’ relationship with nuclear power is an uneasy one. This session will explore the public’s perception of nuclear power’s benefits and risks as compared to other energy sources. Session participants will examine the public’s tolerance for nuclear risk, including Fukushima-style disasters and waste storage. They’ll look at how and why some non- U.S. countries have evolved differently, wholly embracing or banning nuclear power. At the close of the session, panelists will discuss ways to balance public perception of nuclear power’s risk with its potential reward.