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IRC Director Kai Vetter Receives the ANS Presidential Citation

June 8, 2015 The Institute for Resilient Communities Director Prof. Kai Vetter was awarded a Presidential Citation at the American Nuclear Society (ANS) annual meeting in San Antonio, TX.  Professor Vetter received this award for “his exceptional commitment and dedication to advancing nuclear science and technology, and outreach to the community to analyze and explain […]

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WWII Aircraft Carrier Used in Atomic Bomb Tests Found Intact on Sea Floor

A team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has located the wreck of the 623-foot USS Independence, an American light aircraft carrier that served in World War II before being rocked by two atomic blasts during the famous bomb tests at the Bikini Atoll. The ship was scuttled off the coast of San Francisco […]

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Lab Hosts Inaugural Radiological Resiliency Conference

What does it take for a city to recover from a radiological disaster? That question was at the heart of the April 10 inaugural International Symposium on Radiological Resilience & Beyond. The symposium offered discussions and talks on the current needs for increasing societal resilience to radiological events and brought to Berkeley Lab experts from […]

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International Workshop on Nuclear Safety

The international workshop on nuclear safety was held at UC Berkeley (Berkeley, California, USA) on March 23-24, 2015. The theme of this workshop, “From accident mitigation to resilient society facing extreme situations” gathered a wide variety of participants from science and engineering to humanities. This symposium was organized in collaboration between the Nuclear Engineering Department […]

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Durbin Lecture on Medical Response to Nuclear or Radiological Incident

C. Norman Coleman of the National Institutes of Health will present the sixth annual Pat Durbin Memorial Lecture on April 1, at 4 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. He will discuss “Preparing and Responding To the Health and Medical Consequences of a Nuclear or Radiological Incident: The Essential Roles for Science, Complex Systems and […]

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Video: No Threshold for Fear

As an individual who has not only worked directly with the Japanese government, but also had first hand experience in Fukushima, John D. Boice, Jr., Sc.D. discusses some of the societal and health impacts of the Fukushima reactor meltdown in 2011 in the Youtube video, No Threshold for Fear.  This video is made solely for educational […]

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International Symposium on Radiological Resilience and Beyond

The inaugural International Symposium on Radiological Resilience and Beyond will be held at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, California, USA) on Friday, April 10th, 2015. Concurrent with the opening of the Institute for Resilient Communities, this symposium will be a great opportunity to present and discuss topics related to the current needs for increasing societal […]

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Nor-Cal Teachers Gather for Workshop at UCB Dept. of Nuclear Engineering

March 13, 2015 – High-school teachers from throughout Northern California are visiting the Department of Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley to learn about basic concepts in nuclear science and engineering. In contrast to the previous years, one of the goals of this workshop is the introduction of experiments that can be performed at high schools […]

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IRC Team Meets with NOAA; USS Independence Wreck Sought

March 3, 2015 – Kai Vetter, Ryan Pavlovsky, and Joey Curtis are meeting Jim Delgado and his team from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency in Half Moon Bay to discuss the upcoming exploration of the USS Independence which was sunk in 1951 South of the Farallon Islands.

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Singapore, US Representatives and Scientists Visit ANP Program

February 9, 2015 – Representatives and scientists from Singapore and the US Domestic Nuclear Detection Office are visiting the Applied Nuclear Physics program to discuss experimental campaigns in June 2015 in Singapore.

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