Edwin Lyman

Director of Nuclear Power Safety, Union of Concerned Scientists

Edwin Lyman is an expert on nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism as well as nuclear power safety and security. He directs the Nuclear Power Safety program at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, DC.

Lyman earned a doctorate in physics from Cornell University in 1992, after which he became a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University's Center for Energy and Environmental Studies (now the Science and Global Security Program). His research focuses on nuclear power safety and security, and he has testified numerous times before Congress and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  He is a co-author (with David Lochbaum and Susan Q. Stranahan) of the book Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster . 

Podcast Guest Appearances

What’s the Future of Nuclear Power?

Nuclear power - revive it or allow a slow death? 

In middle of the last century, nuclear power promised an exciting new world of efficient and eternal energy. But after a series of major accidents – most notably those at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima -- public opposition grew into a vigorous “no nukes” movement. 

Ken Farabaugh worked as a nuclear engineer at a number of plants. During the the eighties, he was working at the Shoreham plant in Long Island – the hotbed of the anti-nuclear movement.