New Video Brief: Compensating Victims After a Nuclear Disaster – Ryan Morhard

Center for Biosecurity Associate Ryan Morhard explains the history of public liability insurance in the economics of nuclear power and the role of the Price-Anderson Act in facilitating the unprecedented growth of nuclear power in the US. He then discusses the experience following the accident at Fukushima, ramifications for the US, and recommendations for future action. The video is a brief on Morhard’s recent article, “The Price-Anderson Act and the Role of Congress in Compensating Victims After a Catastrophic Nuclear Disaster,” published in the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism.

Ryan Morhard is an Associate at the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC whose research focuses on critical biosecurity policy, nuclear preparedness policy, and related legal, governmental, legislative, and technical issues and developments.

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