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Presentation of NNSA Certificates to Argonne's RAP Team

Group photo taken during the presentation of the Letter of Appreciation

Pictured in photo left to right: R. Klann (NE), F. Moore (NE), S. Bettenhausen (NE), N. Contos (NE and RAP Manager) -- not pictured: D. Chamberlain (CSE),. Click on photo to view larger size image. Download from Flickr

May 7, 2012
Steven Bettenhausen, David Chamberlain, Ray Klann, and Frank Moore of Argonne’s Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) team were presented with NNSA Response Certificates of Excellence for recognition of their exceptional contributions to the Department of Energy's response to the devastating 9.0 Richter scale earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan on March 11, 2011. These events caused extensive damage to the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi site. The team’s efforts were essential to assessing the consequences fo the releases of radiation from the damaged nuclear power plants, providing technical analysis and advice to U.S. and Japanese Government officials to support immediate decision-making and longer term stabilization planning; and conducting extensive technical analyses in support of potential mitigation and recovery strategies. The response team’s extraordinary efforts under immense pressure provided real time information to those at the highest levels of the U.S. Government who were making decisions that would impact the health and safety of U.S. citizens in Japan, as well as to the Government of Japan.


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