On Wednesday, May 30, a special "This is this" conversation will take place. Two well-known nuclear energy experts — Shaun Burnie and Kendra Ulrich — will be here to discuss the San Onofre nuclear plant shut down and possible re-opening.
One of the issues is how similar are some of the San Onofre’s problems to the Japanese reactor — Fukushima-Daiichi.
Kendra Ulrich is a Nuclear Campaigner for Friends of the Earth U.S. Prior to joining FOE, she spent nearly a decade working on a variety of pollution and energy issues with environmental and anti-nuclear organizations. Most recently, she served as the New Hampshire Coordinator for Safe & Green Campaign and on the Coordinating Committee for the regional SAGE Alliance, where she focused on shutting down the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor.
Shaun Burnie is an independent nuclear consultant to Friends of the Earth U.S. He was formerly a campaigner and coordinator of International Nuclear Campaigns with Greenpeace International for 20 years, and has worked on nuclear issues for nearly three decades. At Greenpeace he specialized in nuclear policy in East Asia — nuclear fuel cycle issues and nuclear power plant safety. He has worked in Japan over a period of 20 years. He led investigations into Tokyo Electric Power Company during 1990's to early 2000's, including court hearings in the Fukushima-Daiichi reactors.
The discussion will be 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 30 at the Caine Learning Center.