Nuclear Seminar Series: The Fukushima Accident – from 2011 to 2111

9 May 2018, 6.00 PM - 9 May 2018, 7.00 PM

Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen’s Building

Fukushima has become synonymous with nuclear power gone disastrously wrong. The great Tohuku earthquake and tsunami of March 2011 delivered a double blow to one of Japan’s biggest nuclear power plants. Within the space of a few hours, three of Fukushima-Daiichi’s reactors were unavoidably heading towards catastrophic meltdown.

This talk will cover the events leading up to the accident, the current status of the site and the future roadmap to recovery.  Dr Malkin will present recent findings from robotic investigations of the and discuss future missions into highly radioactive areas as the site decommissioning continues.

This event is free to attend and open to all.

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