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NCSU hosted briefing on Japanese nuclear crisis

Posted March 23, 2011
Updated March 24, 2011

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— Faculty members from the North Carolina State University department of nuclear engineering shared their expertise in nuclear power plant operations and containment Wednesday in a symposium which is open to the public.

Professors John Gilligan, Michael Doster, Paul Turinsky and Man-Sung Yim covered the technical issues Japanese experts may be facing as they struggle to contain and repair damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The professors also answered questions from the audience.

The nuclear plant's cooling systems were wrecked by the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan on March 11. Explosions and fires followed in four of the plant's six reactors, leaking radioactive steam into the air. Progress in cooling down the facility has been intermittent and worries about the radiation leaking from the plant's spent nuclear fuel have spread.

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  • Alex25 Mar 23, 2011

    Information/education will help the future of the industry - and one we all need.

  • pizno82 Mar 23, 2011

    Them talking about it is not helping the people. What good is this?

  • CicnyKid Mar 23, 2011

    Here's what at least one media outlet did when confronted with facts from technical experts that went against thier opinion of their story:

    http://www.breitbart.tv/nancy-grace-goes-after-her-own-weatherman-over-japan-radiation-claims/