UK PONI-Dalton Nuclear Institute Debate: What Lessons Should New Nuclear Nations Learn from Established Ones?

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UK PONI and the Dalton Nuclear Institute at The University of Manchester are pleased to host a postgraduate student panel discussion to reflect on what new nuclear nations can learn from established ones. 

Over 20 nations are planning to proceed with nuclear power and a further 20 are considering doing so. These countries face significant challenges: investment costs are high and construction times are long; and the public express persistent concerns about issues such as the safety of the facilities, material and site security, and waste storage. To what extent can lessons from the past help these states address such challenges and successfully develop their own civil nuclear infrastructure?

Chaired by Andrea Berger, Director of UK PONI, this panel will feature members of the EPSRC Nuclear FiRST and Next Generation Nuclear Centres for Doctoral Training, a member of The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change at The University of Manchester and a member of the Manchester Energy Centre.

The event will be followed by a wine reception and buffet.

This event is open to UK PONI members only. To become a member, free of charge, please visit the website at

To book your place on this event please click the ‘Register Now’ button. A limited number of travel bursaries are available for UK PONI members under the age of 35 and based outside of Manchester; if you would like to be considered for a bursary please indicate this when registering for the event, or alternatively contact Hannah Croft, Programme Coordinator, at with your preferences. 

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