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Edwin Lyman

Edwin Lyman is a senior scientist and acting director of the Nuclear Safety Project at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, DC.  He earned a doctorate in physics from Cornell University in 1992.  From 1992 to 1995 he was a postdoctoral research assistant at Princeton University's Center for Energy and Environmental Studies.  His research focuses on the prevention of nuclear proliferation, nuclear, and radiological terrorism, and nuclear accidents.  He is a co-author (with David Lochbaum and Susan Q. Stranahan) of the book Fukushima:  The Story of a Nuclear Disaster (The New Press, 2014), as well as a co-author of a 2017 Policy Forum article in Science about the danger of spent fuel pool fires.  He is the recipient of the 2018 Leo Szilard Lectureship Award from the American Physical Society.

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