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Published on Aug 10, 2011
2011 Special Summit on New Nuclear Energy Roundtable: Sustainable Fuel Cycle
• Matthew Milazzo, Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future • Daniel Stout, Tennessee Valley Authority • Paul Murray, AREVA, North America • Jack Spencer, Heritage Foundation • Eric Knox, Former Associate Deputy Director Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, U.S. Department of Energy
About the Summit: The Special Summit features perspectives from government, industry and the non-governmental community as well as roundtable discussions on the state of the global "Nuclear Renaissance" -- including lessons from the recent earthquake and tsunami-related events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan; insight from the financial community on new nuclear investment; status reports on new nuclear "first movers"; and assessments of the U.S. licensing paradigm. The Special Summit will also focus on new nuclear infrastructure readiness including nuclear technology advancement; supply chain and workforce readiness; and development of a sustainable fuel cycle. The Special Summit is moderated by Llewellyn King, the Executive Producer and Host of White House Chronicle on PBS — a news and public affairs program airing nationwide and on XM Satellite Radio. He is also a nationally syndicated columnist. The Summit is organized under the auspices of the United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council, the leading national think tank advocate for new nuclear energy.
Panelists: Paul Murray Technology Director for Strategic Programs AREVA, North America Paul Murray started his engineering career working for the Ministry of Defense at The Royal Naval Dockyard at Devonport working on the design and testing of the next generation nuclear submarine reactors. After 7 years he joined the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority where he worked at various European Reprocessing Facilities. In 1996 he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to support a Government to Government MOU for the transfer of nuclear technology from the UK to the US. After 21 years with UKAEA, Mr. Murray joined AREVA as the technical director for strategic projects in 2007.
Excerpted Quotes: "We start with what we know, we encourage people to come forward with new technology so in a period of time we can transition to a new fuel cycle. We can't instantaneously transition to a new fuel cycle"