Interview: Najmedin Meshkati

July 2007
New Scientist;7/14/2007, Vol. 195 Issue 2612, p46
An interview with nuclear safety scientist Najmedin Meshkati is presented. When asked why he chose his field, he says the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant changed the focus of his studies. After visiting the site of the nuclear reactor disaster in Chernobyl, Russia, he said poor industrial design was a factor. He is worried about the safety of the nuclear power plants in Bushehr, Iran.


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