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On March 8, UW-Madison nuclear engineer to help unveil report on Fukushima

University of Wisconsin-Madison nuclear power and safety expert Michael Corradini, the Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Engineering Physics, will lead a March 8 press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to unveil the American Nuclear Society Special Committee Report on Fukushima. Corradini is co-chair of the committee.

The American Nuclear Society is the country’s premier scientific organization for the nuclear community. The report corresponds with the one-year anniversary of the events at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan. It provides a clear and concise explanation of what happened during the event and evaluates recommendations based upon lessons learned. 

In April 2011, Corradini provided testimony about the effects of the Japan event to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Corradini is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee and chair of its Reactor Technology Subcommittee. He is a member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Advisory Committee for Reactor Safeguards and a member of the French Atomic Energy Scientific Committee. He also is involved in national nuclear energy activities for the U.S. National Academies.

Renee Meiller