Methods of Evaluating the Radioactive Effects of the Fukushima Nuclear Accidents

  • DATE / TIME:
    2013•12•20    14:00 - 17:00

    On Friday, 20 December 2013, the UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace, Fukushima Global Communication Programme (FGC) will host the international seminar “Methods of Evaluating the Radioactive Effects of the Fukushima Nuclear Accidents”, exploring the evaluation of environmental and public health impacts of the nuclear accidents at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

    Dr. Jacques Repussard, Director General of the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) in France will deliver a keynote speech on how the experience of the Fukushima nuclear accidents can contribute to the development of international best practices. The seminar will bring together representatives of research institutes, governmental bodies and embassies, and members of the media.

    This invitation-only event is not open to the public, but the outcome of the seminar will be disseminated to the international community through the FGC website.

    Provisional Programme: (English and Japanese)

    14:00  Opening Remarks

    • Professor Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Senior Vice-Rector, UNU; Director, UNU-ISP

    14:10  Keynote Speech

    • Dr. Jacques Repussard, Director General, IRSN – “Forecasting, estimating, evaluating and communicating the environmental and public health effects of a major nuclear accident: How can Fukushima contribute to the development of international best practice?”

    14:45  Break

    15:00  Panel Discussion


    • Mr. Hideyuki Mori (President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies)

    Panelists (10-minute presentations by each panelist followed by discussion):

    • Dr. Mikazu Yui, Deputy Director of Fukushima Environmental Safety Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
    • Dr. Kimio Tanaka, Former Director of Department of Radiobiology and Adviser, Institute for Environmental Sciences, Japan
    • Mr. Christophe Xerri, Nuclear Counsellor, Embassy of France in Japan
    • Dr. Atsuro Tsutsumi, Research Fellow, UNU International Institute for Global Health

    16:45  Event Wrap-up

    • Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi

    17:00  Closing


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    United Nations University
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