Ed Lyman

Director of Nuclear Power Safety, Climate & Energy

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Dr. Lyman received his PhD in physics from Cornell University in 1992. He was a postdoctoral research scientist at Princeton University's Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, and then served as Scientific Director and President of the Nuclear Control Institute. See Ed's full bio.

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6 Things to Know about the 2020 Cyberattack and Nuclear Power Plants

News reports over the last day indicate that a massive and devastating cyberattack on US government agencies and private companies in the United States and abroad has occurred, and UCS will be watching as this news develops. While the scope of the cyberattack is still far from clear, here are some facts to consider regarding how the hack may have impacted US nuclear energy infrastructure. Read more >

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Earthquakes and the H.B. Robinson Plant: A Case Study of the NRC’s Failure to Learn from the Fukushima Accident

In response to the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi triple-meltdown accident in Japan, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ordered nuclear reactor owners to conduct studies to revise and update the seismic hazard profiles at their sites. After nearly a decade, the results are in. Read more >

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