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Congressional Hearing on Fukushima

senate The Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee is having a hearing next week:

Full Committee Member Meeting: to provide an update on the recent events at the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex due to the earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011 (March 29, 10:00 am, Hearing Room SD-366).

The purpose of the meeting will be to provide an update for Committee Members and their staff on the recent events at the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex due to the earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011 (Hearing Room SD-366). The meeting will be open to the public, and will be webcast live on the Committee's website. An archive video will be available shortly after the meeting is complete.

Witnesses include:

Peter Lyons, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Bill Borchardt, Executive Director for Operations, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
David Lochbaum, Director, Nuclear Power Project, Union of Concerned Scientists
Anthony R. Pietrangelo, Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Nuclear Energy Institute

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You can attend this in person, but better to watch the webcast – based on personal experience, this hearing will likely be packed.

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