Tuesday 14 Aug 2018 | 13:19 | SYDNEY

There were high expectations for the growth of nuclear power in the years leading up to the Fukushima nuclear accident on 11 March 2011, as concerns about energy security and climate change prompted governments to reconsider their energy options. But the expansion of nuclear power has posed serious challenges to the non-proliferation regime, raising new questions about threats and risks. Can there be an expansion in nuclear power without increased risks of nuclear weapons proliferation, nuclear terrorism or nuclear accidents? And how can the Fukushima experience help answer this critical question? At the Lowy Lecture on 1 December 2011, these issues were examined by an expert panel: Professor Scott Sagan, John Carlson and Martine Letts.

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