Event Details

Nuclear Safety and Technology Public Seminar on "Public acceptance - how to deal with nuclear

Date: Thursday, 9 March 2017
Time: 6:45pm- 8:15 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre LT-14 , 4th Floor, Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong
Organizer(s): The Hong Kong Association of Risk Management and Safety (HKARMS)
Joint Organizer(s): Hong Kong Nuclear Societry
Co-Organizer(s): Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering City University of Hong Kong
Supporter(s): HKIE-Nuclear Division, HKARMS, IOSH, HKRP and IMechE
Speaker: Mr Steve Kidd, Senior Consultant, East Cliff Consulting, UK. Mr Steve Kidd is a Senior Consultant in East Cliff Consulting and has served in senior positions for nearly 18 years in the World Nuclear Association and its predecessor organization the Uranium Institute.
Language: English
Contact Person: Dr Louis Liu
Contact Email: info@hkns.hk
Content: Nuclear energy is a low carbon energy source with a high reliability and often a low cost. The design of a nuclear power plant is very comprehensive and its operation is subject to very stringent regulatory scrutiny. However, nuclear energy remains controversial and its public acceptance is certainly not universal. The impact of public acceptance on nuclear projects has led to various challenges affecting their economic viability in particular. The speaker will examine actions taken by the nuclear industry to address this challenge and explain why these actions are generally ineffective. He will offer his views as to how public fear in nuclear can be addressed, and what is required from the regulatory regime, in order to enable the successful development of nuclear projects.
Remarks: The event is free to members of organisers and supporting organisations. Enrolment is on a first-come first-served basis. Members register on-line will be acknowledged automatically. Information collected here will be used solely for the administration of this event.

All information and views expressed by speakers and in their conference materials do not reflect the official opinion and position of the Organisers. No responsibility is accepted by the Organisers or the Supporting Organisations for such information and views including their accuracy, correctness, and veracity.

Registration Details:

The online registration starts at 2017-02-01 and end at 2017-03-07. Please register during the above period.