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Harding recognized by American Nuclear Society

Margaret Harding

Margaret Harding received a Presidential Citation from the American Nuclear Society (ANS) for her contributions to the society during the incident in Fukushima, Japan, ANS President Eric P. Loewen, PhD, announced last week.

In discussing the presentation of the Citation, Loewen said, “Harding worked tirelessly during the crisis in order to help the society dispel myths about nuclear science and technology and we thank her. On behalf of all of our members, we are proud to be associated with Harding.”

The citation was presented to Harding at the ANS Annual Meeting, June 26-30, in Hollywood, Florida. It reads in part, “The American Nuclear Society expresses sincere appreciation in recognition of contributions to the response to events in Fukushima, Japan, in order to ensure credible nuclear science and technology information was provided to the media, decision makers, and general public.”

Margaret has 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry–she spent many of those years at GE Nuclear Energy, departing as vice president of engineering quality. She is now a consultant to the nuclear power industry, advising clients on quality, regulatory, and technical issues.

Loewen concluded, “On behalf of everyone in the society, we offer our thanks to Mrs. Harding, who has worked so tirelessly to push forward the nuclear science and technology community.“

Read more about what Harding has been doing since the Fukushima meltdown and watch her March 2011 lecture at Iowa State University.

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