Dienstag, 11. Juni 2013, 17:00 - 18:30 iCal

Risks, Regulation, and Rhetoric:

The Uncertain State of Commercial Nuclear Power in the US


Department of Science & Technology Studies, 'Seminar room STS' (C0602)
Universitätsstraße 7 / II / 6th floor, 1010 Wien


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Abgesagt: Dienstag, 28. Mai 2013, 17:00 - 18:30

Public and policy debates regarding nuclear power in the US involve entangled questions of economic, safety, and environmental risk. This presentation highlights some of the issues at stake including financing challenges for new nuclear construction, negotiations underway between the industry and its regulators regarding nuclear safety after Fukushima, and the rhetorical strategies of nuclear opponents and advocates. Perspectives drawn from Science and Technology Studies and Communication Studies help to illuminate the complex interconnections among these issues.


Dr. William J Kinsella


Karin Neumann
Institut für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung