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Fukushima: Its Past, Present, and Future Challenges
Fri 9 December 2016, 12:30 – 13:30 GMT
Abstract: Nearly six years have passed since the March 11th disasters, yet the impact of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident continues to affect those living in the prefecture. Over a hundred thousand citizens remain without a permanent home or a stable source of income, and concerns, often unsubstantiated, about radioactive contamination continue to stigmatize the entire region. This lecture will present students with an overview of the social, medical, and technological challenges Fukushima has faced since March 2011, and introduce some of the key academic areas where international applied learning can potentially make a significant contribution to Fukushima's recovery efforts today.
The lecture is being given by Mr. William MCMICHAEL, Deputy Director, Fukushima University International Center/Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and will be introduced by Dr Ian Watson, School of Engineering.