Tuesday October 4 11 AM-12Noon Eastern time
Focus Will Be Policy Issues, Broad Regulatory and Safety Objectives of the NRC
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First of a kind event for ANS and the NRC
The American Nuclear Society (ANS), in coordination with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), will host a live online webinar with NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko (right) on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, from 11 AM - 12 Noon Eastern Time, ANS President Eric P. Loewen, PhD, announced September 29.
“This novel event is a wonderful demonstration of ANS’s enhanced role in the nuclear community. Never before has the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission engaged in this sort of outreach, and they looked to ANS to prepare, facilitate, and moderate the webinar,” said Loewen.
Send in questions now
Participants in the October 4 session will be able to submit questions ahead of time using a designated NRC email address: BlogMtg1.Resource@nrc.gov
While Chairman Jaczko won’t be able to answer all of the questions submitted in the time available, Eliot Brenner, Chief of NRC Public Affairs, said “the agency will endeavor to address them online after the webinar via its blog” at:
“Time will also be allocated to answering questions submitted by participants via an online form on the webinar website,” Brenner added.
Significant of the session
When asked about the webinar, Loewen said, “All aspects of social media are becoming vital to the way we communicate with the general public, students, policy makers, and our own colleagues.
We’re very pleased to create the first of its kind event, which will create a forum for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to reach an important constituency, those in the nuclear social media community.”
The webinar will be moderated by Dan Yurman, a nuclear energy blogger. He is a member of ANS and serves on the organization's Public Information Committee.
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