- Nuclear Energy
One of GABI’s organizational missions is to educate and provide a platform of discussion on issues relevant to nuclear energy policy. GABI’s nuclear energy programs focus on a number of key themes: the global expansion of nuclear power, US-Korea civil nuclear partnership, developments in Korea’s nuclear energy program, and back-end nuclear fuel cycle management. Some of GABI’s main activities on nuclear energy issues include:
TRILATERAL NUCLEAR ENERGY DIALOGUE
GABI organizes closed-door private dialogues with high-level experts from the US, Korea, and Japan to discuss pertinent nuclear energy policy issues. These meetings have been coupled with site visits to facilities such as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Savannah River Site (SRS), and Gyeongju LILW Repository.
US-KOREA NUCLEAR ROUNDTABLE
GABI hosts invitation-only roundtables on a monthly basis for candid discussions on subjects relevant to US-Korea nuclear energy cooperation. Roundtables have featured talks on important topics such as Korea’s nuclear waste repository siting efforts, international cooperation in advanced reactor R&D, and the impact of shale gas on nuclear power markets.
GABI periodically hosts expert-level workshops on technical issues related to nuclear energy policy, including dialogues on fast reactor R&D and the relative proliferation resistance of uranium enrichment technologies.
AD HOC AND COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMS
GABI frequently partners with outside organizations, such as Federation of American Scientists (FAS), Korea Economic Institute of America (KEIA), U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS (USKI), and WorldChicago, to further conversations on nuclear energy policy issues.