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International Forum Looks at Ways To Improve Science's Global Reputation Scientists must connect personally with policymakers, speakers said at this year’s World Science Forum.

The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear electricity generating facility, touched off when a tsunami hit northern Japan, has achieved the “key milestone” of cold shutdown where the temperature within the damaged reactors is below the boiling point of water, said Gregory Jaczko, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).