Fukushima and the future of the global nuclear renaissance will be topics of formal and informal conversations
The American Nuclear Society national meeting takes place in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, this coming week. I’ll be there. Tuesday night 6/28 we’re having the ANS Social Media Meet Up (details here).
I’ll be working out of the ANS Media Room every day so stop by to say hello. You can reach me on Twitter @djysrv or Google Voice 208-419-3881.
If I don’t answer the phone it is because I will be in conference sessions, but I will endeavor to return calls.
Blogging entries here will be light until after the 4th of July weekend. Comment moderation may take longer than usual. Check the ANS Nuclear Cafe for conference updates about what’s happening in Florida. There’s a lot going on.
ANS conference sessions on Fukushima
At the American Nuclear Society National Meeting, to be held in Hollywood, FL, June 26-30, there will be two special sessions on Fukushima. The first to be held Monday June 27, which will focus on the latest update and lessons learned in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Speakers from industry, government, and Japan will focus on the events sequence, major issues, challenges, media interactions, and lessons learned to date.
The panel moderator will be Joe Colvin (President, American Nuclear Society), and panelists will include:
- Akira Omoto (Commissioner, Japan Atomic Energy Commission–Japan)
- Dale Klein (University of Texas, Austin)
- Michael Weber (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission)
A second session Tuesday June 28 will be chaired by former ANS President Andrew Kadak and include a similar list of expert panelists. Topics expected to be addressed include the accident sequence, challenges faced by the operating staff, reactor and fuel damage mechanisms, environmental impacts, and emergency response.
Topics that are likely to be discussed at both sessions include;
- Boiling water reactor technologies
- Analyses of how nuclear accidents occur
- Health effects of radiation exposure
- Nuclear regulatory issues
- Risk Communication
I look forward to seeing blog readers at the conference.
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