Erickson Talks Chernobyl on Dean's Podcast
The 2019 award-winning HBO miniseries Chernobyl tells the story of the 1986 nuclear plant explosion which took the lives of 28 workers and inflicted radiation symptoms on approximately 3.5 million people. Nuclear energy is a powerful proposition that can create clean energy for our planet, but disasters at plants such as Chernobyl and Fukushima and the threat of nuclear warfare keep the public wary.
Associate professor Anna Erickson was the featured guest on this month's episode of Dean Steve McLaughlin's Uncommon Engineer podcast to talk about these challenges. During the conversation she talked about Chernobyl, nuclear power and security, safety, detection, non-proliferation, and her new consortium tasked with helping to develop the next generation of nuclear safety experts.
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