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Sep 28 2012

International Expert Discusses Nuclear Energy at NYIT

Lady Barbara Judge

New York, N.Y. (September 28, 2012) - Lady Barbara Judge, CBE, chairman of the Pension Protection Fund in the United Kingdom and chairman emeritus of the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority, shared insights on the potential of nuclear energy at NYIT's 21st-Century Leaders Speaker Series last night at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. In her presentation, "Nuclear Energy after Fukushima: Policies, Practices, and Problems," she focused on the fact that, contrary to popular belief, nuclear energy is primarily a political issue and not a safety issue.

"Nothing changed after Fukushima, statistically speaking," Judge noted. "Twenty-five thousand people died due to the Tsunami and none due to nuclear issues." She went on to note that as the world's population continues to grow, countries will need to find new sources of energy and focus on energy security, energy independence, and climate change. "Nuclear energy addresses all three," she said.

Judge, a member of NYIT's Board of Trustees, dedicated her lecture to her mother, former NYIT Associate Dean of Students Marcia Singer.

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