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The nation’s premier professional society for the nuclear community, the American Nuclear Society (ANS), is finalizing plans to unveil its “Special Report on Fukushima” in conjunction with the one year anniversary of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, ANS Special Committee Co-Chair and former Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Dale Klein, Ph.D., announced on March 2.
The report will be unveiled at a special press conference in Washington, DC on March 8 which will be broadcast live via a webcast at http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=85244.
In discussing the upcoming release of the report Klein said, “To prepare this report we gathered from our membership some of the world’s leading figures in the nuclear science and technology community. The report will look at all aspects of the events at the Fukushima plant after the earthquake and tsunami, and will include recommendations for the nuclear community, for citizens, and for policymakers as a result of the lessons we learned.”
The press conference will be held Thursday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. EST at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Topics include Risk-Informed Regulation, Hazards from Extreme Natural Phenomena, Multiple-Unit Site Considerations, Hardware Design Modifications, Severe Accident Management Guidelines, Command and Control During a Reactor Accident, Emergency Planning, Health Physics, and Societal Risk Comparison.
For more information about the press conference call Jackie Clark at (301) 987-7113. To participate in the webinar visit: http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=85244.
Committee Co-Chair Michael Corradini, Ph.D., Wisconsin Distinguished Professor Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin, concluded, “This report will also serve as an historical document for reference by those who wish to know what really happened, from a scientific and technically informed perspective, and we thank all of our Committee members for their dedication, time and service creating this report to help us understand these events and better plan for our future.”
For more information about the American Nuclear Society, please visit www.ans.org.
Established in 1954, ANS is a professional not-for-profit organization of engineers and scientists devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. Its 11,600 members come from diverse technical backgrounds covering the full range of engineering disciplines as well as the physical and biological sciences.
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