International Symposium on the Truth of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident and the Myth of Nuclear Safety Nuke Info Tokyo No. 148
August 30 & 31, 2012
The March 11, 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster showed the tragic consequences that may occur when nuclear technology gets out of control.
The causes and the process by which the accident occurred have still not been determined, but some people associated with the nuclear power industry continue to promulgate the nuclear safety myth. Arguing that the Fukushima accident was the result of lax management and a larger-than-predicted tsunami, they blithely claim that as long as nuclear power plants are properly managed they can be operated safely.
From a scientific and technical perspective, and to the extent currently possible, this international symposium will attempt to get to the bottom of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. The symposium will look at Japan’s nuclear energy policy and how it trivialized safety, and, by analyzing the facts, show how this led to such a massive nuclear accident.
Dates: August 30 & 31, 2012
Venue: Tokyo University Komaba Campus, Building 18,
First Floor Hall (seats 200), JAPAN
What Happened at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
Current Status of Radioactive Contamination
Japan’s Nuclear Policy and Formation of the Safety Myth
The State of Nuclear Science and Technology
Summing Up – from the Perspective of Scientists and Technologists
Mitsuhiko Tanaka, Arnie Gundersen, Katsuhiko Ishibashi, Tetsuji Imanaka, Hitoshi Yoshioka, Philip White, Tetsuya Takahashi, Miranda Schreurs, Satoru Ikeuchi