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Central Iowa Section Meeting – Nuclear Power: Steps Forward, Backwards and Sideways

February 22 @ 11:30 pm - February 23 @ 2:30 am

As we enter the mid-2020s, an attempted second nuclear renaissance has had decidedly mixed results. From an original 31 new nuclear reactor builds that were proposed in the late 2000s, only two were constructed and completed. Instead, much of the existing US nuclear power fleet, built in the 1970s and 1980s, has been renovated and continues to operate today.

Is a second nuclear renaissance truly dead in the USA? Or have concerns about global warming, the US electric grid’s stability and a deteriorating global political environment given a new lease on life to advanced reactors?

Speaker(s): John Hawkinson,

Agenda:
5:30 PM – Networking

6:15 PM – Dinner (pizza, salad, and soft drinks provided)

7:00 PM – Presentation

Bldg: Tavern Pizza & Pasta Grill, 1755 50th St, West Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50266