Conference and public lecture: Coping with a Big Nuclear Accident

20 November 2017

14:00 - 19:30

Pugsley Lecture Theatre
Queen's School of Engineering, University of Bristol
Bristol, BS8 1TR United Kingdom

Organiser: South West Nuclear Hub – University of Bristol

Contact: South West Nuclear Hub Office
0117 394 1791


Nuclear power can provide the large quantities of carbon-free electrical energy needed to sustain Western living standards.  But how should we cope when things go badly wrong?  When an accident causes the core to melt, the containment to fail and large quantities of radioactive fallout to be deposited on the surrounding countryside?  Just like at Chernobyl in 1986 and Fukushima Daiichi in 2011.  Philip Thomas, Professor of Risk Management at the University of Bristol, led a multi-university team to tackle this thorny issue head on.  You may find their research results surprising.  He and his team will be on hand to answer questions afterwards.

Panel: Prof. Philip Thomas (University of Bristol), Prof. Bill Nuttall (The Open University), Dr Paul Johnson (University of Manchester) and Dr Ian Waddington (Analytic Eye Ltd.)

The conference will run from 14:00 – 17:00 and the public lecture will run from 18:00 – 19:30.