Outreach Webinar: Environmental Justice in the Nuclear Industry
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Panel of experts discussing environmental justice initiatives in the nuclear industry and how we can advocate for these initiatives. Chapters may use the recording of this webinar for a topical watch party, or as a jumping off point for internal discussions about environmental justice and how their companies can play a role in the industry's initiatives.

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  • Nuclear Waste Management
  • Other
Target Audience:
  • Professionals or Adults
  • U.S. WIN Members
  • University Students
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Ready-To-Go Event
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Webinar or Video
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Clean energy technologies are a key element to combating climate change, and nuclear energy plays a critical role in our path to a carbon-free future. While converting to clean energy to mitigate climate change will have a more equitable impact on communities across the globe, there are other tangible elements of environmental justice that are equally – and often more – important to disadvantaged communities. Members of the nuclear industry are actively working to foster trusting, inclusive relationships with disadvantaged communities and to ensure their values are centered when decisions are made.

In this webinar, our panel of experts shared their insights on how we can all work to promote environmental justice within the nuclear industry and to ensure that carbon-free energy is equitable across diverse communities.


Sam Brinton, Deputy Assistant Secretary (NE-8) for the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition, Office of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy

Dr. Aditi Verma, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences

Hilary Jacobs, Associate at Beveridge & Diamond

Kara Colton, Director of Nuclear Policy at the Energy Communities Alliance


Recording available to watch on the U.S. WIN YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hztGVKrMSzI&t=8s

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