BACKGROUND BRIEFING: Fukushima – one year on
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ONLINE BRIEFING: 10.00am AEDT Tue 6 March
March 11th marks one year since the devastating Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and associated nuclear incidents. We’ve asked several experts to give an update on everything from the current situation on the ground to future nuclear power plant designs, tsunami-proofability and whether experts think that nuclear power has a future.
On 6 March the Australian Science Media Centre hosted an online briefing on this issue. Listen in to the briefing to hear from Japanese, UK and Australian nuclear and tsunami experts and ask questions such as:
- What is the situation on the ground at the nuclear reactor?
- What have we learnt and can we stop it from happening again?
- When can the hundreds of thousands of evacuated residents in Fukushima return home?
- What are the implications for the nuclear power industry worldwide?
- How is the tsunami recovery going?
- Can we become tsunami-proof in the future?
A recording of the briefing is available here.
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