March 23rd, 2011 – NRC team in Tokyo not conveying DOE provided information to the Japanese counterpart in Tokyo

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From: Lee, Richard
To: Sheron, Brian
Cc: Gibson, Kathy; Elkins, Scott
Sent: Wed Mar 23 19:43:35 2011
Subject: Confernence call with DOE 6:00-7:00pm


A question was asked by Secretary Chu on making DOE information/advice available to TEPCO managing the accident in Japan. If I understood him correctly, he is taking issue with NRC team in Tokyo not conveying DOE provided information to the Japanese counterpart in Tokyo. He asked that whether this issue has been resolved. He said U.S. information provided to Japan are advices and TEPCO is free to take them or ignore
them. He sounds upset.

I responded that I will conveyed to our management. I expect, he will ask again tomorrow at the conference call. Please advise me what NRC response is.

Dr. Holdren (Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy) was also on the conference call.

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