Participants

 

Greg Benford is an American science fiction author and astrophysicist who was a member of the original panel convened to help mark the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant against inadvertent human intrusion.

Wendell Bell, a WWII naval pilot, futurist, and Emeritus Sociology Professor at Yale University, was a member of the original panel convened to help mark the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant against inadvertent human intrusion.

Tom Clements is a South Carolina environmental activist and politician.

Frank Drake is an American astronomer and astrophysicist and one of the central figures in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).

Ned Elkins, Los Alamos National Laboratory, is Carlsbad Operations Manager and WIPP Program Director, Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Bob Forrest is a businessman and former mayor of Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Yoichi Funabashi, co-founder and chairman of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation, oversaw the “Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident” (Routledge, 2014). He is the former editor-in-chief and columnist for the Asahi Shimbun.

Theodore J. Gordon, a futurist instrumental in developing methods for forecasting events, was a member of the original panel convened to help mark the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant against inadvertent human intrusion.

Fumihiko Imamura is Director of the International Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, specializing in tsunami engineering.

Gregory Jaczko, a physicist and former Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, served as Chair of the NRC during the meltdown of the three nuclear power plants in Fukushima, Japan.

Kevin Kamps is an environmental activist.

Naoto KanJapanese prime minister, 2010—2011, was Prime Minister during the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility.

David Lochbaum is Director of the Nuclear Safety Project for the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Jon Lomberg is an American artist inspired by astronomy and was a close collaborator of Carl Sagan. He served as a member of the original panel convened to help mark the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant against inadvertent human intrusion.

Allison M. Macfarlane is Professor of Public Policy and International Affairs, George Washington University, and former Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Arjun Makhijani is a writer, electrical and nuclear engineer, and advocate for nuclear safety.

Roger Nelson is chief scientist for the Department of Energy’s Carlsbad Field Office.

Woodruff T. Sullivan is an American physicist and astronomer at the University of Washington who works in astrobiology, galactic astronomy, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).

Reverend Willie Tomlin is a community organizer and pastor at the Thomas Grove Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Georgia.