Accidents Happen, Futures Are Made

Tomb, Gordon
May 2012
Vital Speeches International;May2012, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p137
The article presents a speech by Gordon Tomb, energy affairs communications professional, delivered at the International Atomic Energy Agency's National Seminar on Stakeholder Involvement in Tokyo, Japan on March 7, 2012, in which he discussed the response of the U.S. to the Fukushima accident in Japan, the lessons from the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania and the anticipated growth of the nuclear energy in the U.S.


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