The Facts About the Japanese Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Mar 22, 2011, 10:20 ET from EWI

A Conference Call & Webinar Provided By EWI Energy Center

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EWI will host a conference call and webinar through its EWI Energy Center today at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT. The call will focus on the recent events in Japan that have heightened public concern over the safety and feasibility of using nuclear power. This concern, coupled with the data fog of information, has created an atmosphere where the lines between fact and conjecture are extremely blurred.

EWI wants to provide access to the data regarding the situation at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in a form that is understandable to a non-Nuclear Engineer. The conference call and webinar will give you access to experts from the nuclear industry. They will provide you with the chain of events, without sensationalism or hypotheses, regarding what has transpired in Japan over the last week and half. You will hear directly from the experts and will have an opportunity to get your questions answered.

Our panel of industry experts include:

David Blee - U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council

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

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:

The call and webinar will start at 2:00 pm EDT today, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. We have received a lot of interest and space is limited. Afterwards, the event will be posted online at A fact sheet is available at  

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About EWI Energy Center:

The Center provides technology innovation and economic development by assisting both advanced energy companies and large manufacturers in tackling challenges in product development, process engineering, and manufacturing. To learn more, visit

About Nuclear Fabrication Consortium, Operated by EWI:

The Nuclear Fabrication Consortium (NFC) was established to independently develop fabrication approaches and data that support the re-establishment of a vibrant U.S. nuclear industry. To learn more, visit

About the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council (NIC):

The U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council is a leading national think tank advocate for a new generation of nuclear energy in the United States. The Council's members include a "Who's Who" of the nuclear energy community involved in nuclear energy new build (