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Fukushima Secondary Health Effects Symposium

Tuesday 10th December 2019,  David Smith Building, University of Bristol
2.30pm - 5.15pm 

Fukushima Secondary Health Effects Symposium

Health issues accompanying radiation disasters are not limited to radiation exposure but multifaceted with changes in living and social environments. The most serious problem, during the early stages of the Fukushima accident, involved the health effects of evacuation, especially among elderly people. A shortage of human and material resources and the need to maintain an infrastructure were also problems.

This symposium will bring together a series of talks on research undertaken into public health and policy responses following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident and what is being done to counteract the consequences of the event.


  • Professor Masahuaru Tsubokura, Fukushima Medical University. Evaluating Secondary health issues from the Fukushima Daiichi accident
  • Dr Ian Waddington, Analytic Eye.  The J Value and the NREFS project: Management of Nuclear Risk Issues: Environmental, Financial and Safety
  • TBC Dr Peter Martin University of Bristol. Environmental radiation mapping and robotics fieldwork in Japan
  • Professor Philip Thomas, University of Bristol. Why the most risk averse people sometimes take the riskiest decisions

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Organised By
South West Nuclear Hub
10 Dec 2019 14:30 to 17:00
David Smith Building
73 St Michaels Hill
United Kingdom
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