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The Fulbright Flinders/Carnegie Mellon University Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy, Dr Allison Macfarlane (U.S. Expert on Nuclear Waste) presents her research on nuclear waste. There are a variety of issues that need to be considered for both an international high-level waste repository and a low-and intermediate-level waste facility. How do politics at the national, state, and local level affect the siting process? What will be the effect of state elections on the siting process? How is the Commonwealth managing the national siting process? What lessons can be applied from the experiences of other countries to the Australian context? These and other issues will be discussed during the presentation.

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Dr Allison Macfarlane served as President Obama's Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from July 2012 until December 2014. She had ultimate responsibility for the safety of all U.S. commercial nuclear reactors, for the regulation of medical radiation and nuclear waste in theU.S., and for representing the U.S. in neogitations with international nuclear regulators. Dr Macfarlane's research has focused on nuclear proliferation, nuclear safety, the siting of nuclear waste facilities, and public opinion about nuclear technology. From 2010-2012 Dr Macfarlane served on the White House Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future, created by the Obama Administration to recommend a new national policy on high-level nuclear waste.

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