ASME Statement on Japan

Mar 29, 2019

by Eric Butterman

NEW YORK, Mar. 17, 2011 – On behalf of our members, volunteers and staff worldwide, ASME expresses its heartfelt sympathies and concerns to all those affected by the historic earthquake and tsunami causing major widespread damage in Japan, and the unfolding events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. This disaster is truly unprecedented in its scope and nature, particularly to Japan’s transportation and energy infrastructure, including nuclear power, thermal power, hydro power, electric transmission, oil refining and beyond. ASME will be monitoring events as they continue to emerge and will be collaborating with our colleagues in Japan and elsewhere to understand the dimensions of these tragic events. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and the scale of destruction, and we want to acknowledge the valiant and selfless efforts being made by our engineering colleagues in Japan to ensure public safety, along with the many other workers and officials who are heroically responding to this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese people at this difficult time.

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