The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
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Foulke is director of Nuclear Programs at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering. In his 40-year career in private industry, he has held management positions at Bechtel Bettis and Westinghouse Electric in nuclear reactor performance analysis, safety analysis, and plant security. A former president of the American Nuclear Society, he is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania.
When I ask my students at the University of Pittsburgh if they know what "TMI" stands for, they respond with, "Too much information." They can be excused; they were born long after the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island.