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The Japanese Nuclear Situation

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

We’ve heard so much lately about the situation in Japan. One cannot help but be impacted by the images of devastation from the earthquake and tsunami.  The happenings at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant are of grave concern around the world, raising questions such as, “What sorts of mistakes were made by the Japanese operators of the plant? Could something like this happen here? What is the state of technology for the U.S. Nuclear fleet? How safe are the newest nuclear plant designs?”

This is a complex issue and citizens deserve a straight answer that doesn’t require a degree in nuclear engineering to understand.


The mass media has pushed out a lot of information these past weeks – some of it useful to explain a rapidly developing situation and some of it misrepresenting the facts.  Whether or not you are a proponent of nuclear power, if you want the facts from experts in the nuclear field, I encourage you to attend this webinar.


The EWI Energy Center, in partnership with the Nuclear Fabrication Consortium , U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council and American Nuclear Society are hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 2:00pm (EST)

This panel of experts will provide you with factual information on the chain of events in Japan, and clarify important questions about nuclear safety and technology.


Our panel of industry experts includes:

David Blee – U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council

Lake Barrett – Former Deputy Director, Office of Radioactive Waste Management

Marc Goldsmith – Principal, MGA LLC & Former VP, Stone & Webster

Edward Davis – Former President, American Nuclear Energy Council

Dan Yurman – American Nuclear Society

Nate Ames – Director, Nuclear Fabrication Consortium, Operated by EWI

You can join the discussion in two ways on Tuesday:

The call and webinar will start at 2:00 pm EST on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, so please tune in at that time.


For more information, view the fact sheet located on or contact Kimberly Gibson, Director of EWI Energy Center at

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