Monday, March 21, 2011

Symposium on Fukushima Daiichi

Several professors from NC State's nuclear engineering department will be discussing the events at Fukushima Daiichi at a public forum this Wednesday; the event will also be live streamed. See below for details.

NC State nuclear engineering experts to discuss events at Japanese power plant

WhatNuclear engineering experts at North Carolina State University will offer insight and analysis during a symposium on the recent events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The plant was damaged during the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami resulting in nuclear fuel damage and the release of radioactive material. Media coverage is invited.

Who: A panel of four NC State nuclear engineering faculty members who have been closely following the events in Japan — Drs. John GilliganMichael DosterPaul Turinsky and Man-Sung Yim — will discuss technical issues related to the damage to the plant, as well as challenges officials face as they try to contain the radioactive material. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions during the event.

When: 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23.

Live stream also available for public viewing of the symposium (no login required).

Park Shops, Room 130, at 101 Current Drive on NC State’s North Campus (map). Parking is available in the Cates Avenue (Coliseum) Parking Deck at 201 Jeter Drive on Central Campus (map). From the deck, visitors should walk north through the tunnel under the railroad tracks to reach North Campus and Park Shops.

Cost: The event is free and open to the public.

Media ContactNate DeGraff, Engineering Communications, 919.515.3848

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