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Nuclear Explained – Is Nuclear Power Production Safe?

Nuclear Explained

Underlying the use of nuclear power is safety. Experts in this episode discuss nuclear safety and how the 2011 accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant ushered in a new era in power plant safety. Our guests discuss how safety is perceived and how the nuclear industry has improved and continues to improve the safety of its operations.


  • Mike Weightman, retired Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations in the United Kingdom and Executive Head of the country’s Office for Nuclear Regulation
  • Rumina Velshi, President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
  • Gustavo Caruso, Coordinator of Fukushima-Daiichi Activities at the IAEA

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