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Keynote: Allison Macfarlane, Chairman, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Event Panel Washington, DC, Ronald Reagan Building International Trade Center, Atrium Ballroom  – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane gives a keynote speech, and talks to New York Times energy reporter Matthew Wald.
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Allison Macfarlane is chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Before her confirmation in June 2012, Macfarlane was an associate professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University. From 2010 to 2012, she served on the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, created by the Obama administration to make recommendations about a national strategy for dealing with the nation’s high-level nuclear waste. 

Matthew Wald is an energy and environment reporter for the New York Times, where he has been writing about energy topics for thirty years.


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  • Allie
    The Fuku Shima Follies Playing on Florid's Coast

    Produced by Allie M.
    The Fuku Shima Follies
    are a laugh in olde D C
    Cause Allison McFar-lane
    said the gulf was not the sea

    And now this reg-u-lator
    of nuclear en-er-gee
    says Flor-i-da should know
    that nukes have more safe-T

    Hurricanes and floods
    don't bother N R C
    cause Ali-son McFar-Lane
    can't spell Su Na Mi

    And don't use Fuku-Shima
    to upset her N R C
    cause Florida is surely safe
    Its way above the sea

    The folks in Fuku-Shima
    homes have washed away
    their reg-u-lators told them
    they must go away

    So clear the coast of Flor-i-da
    make way for nukes today
    your home is in the path
    Of the U-S-N-R-C   
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