American Nuclear Society to Issue Report on Fukushima for One Year Anniversary
LA GRANGE PARK, Ill., March 2, 2012 -- The nation's premier professional society for the nuclear community, the American Nuclear Society (ANS), will 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 today.
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
|Dale Klein, past Chairman|
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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."
- 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.
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"This report will also serve as an historical document for reference by those who wish to know what really happened, from a scientific and technically informed perspective, and we thank all of our Committee members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."
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.
SOURCE: American Nuclear Society
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