You would have to have multiple Fukushima accidents every single year to get [nuclear subsidies] anywhere close to the subsidy that we have currently for fossil fuel use.
Per Peterson recognizes that our current reliance on fossil fuels comes at an enormous cost to our public health. As a professor and William and Jean McCallum Floyd Endowed Chair in the Nuclear Engineering Department at UC Berkeley, Peterson's research focuses on problems in energy and environmental systems, including high-temperature reactors, high level nuclear waste processing, and nuclear materials management.
Peterson has been honored as a Presidential Young Investigator and an American Nuclear Society Fellow. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1988.