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Fukushima - A Disaster made in Japan


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This talk will both discuss the technical and socio-political issues and some of the effects the earthquake and tsunami at Fukushima have had on international and UK nuclear safety.

Date and Time

14 November 2012 - 18:00-20:00


Preston, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Lancashire and Cumbria local network.

About this event

Following the major earthquake and massive tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011, the events at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant made the news headlines. Three reactors lost all cooling for many hours and, inevitably, the core overheated and then melted. The photographs of the outer buildings being destroyed due to hydrogen explosions were particularly dramatic. Large quantities of radioactive material were released into the atmosphere and the sea, whilst a group of workers valiantly fought to regain control.

A disaster of this sort, in a technologically advanced country, is unprecedented and many inquiries by international and national bodies involved in nuclear safety have been performed. Initially, these concentrated on the technical issues, but increasing the underlying problems of poor separation of promoters, utilities and regulators, leading to failures to enforce additional safety measures, have become the focus of attention. This investigation of the socio-political issues culminated in the report of the Independant Investigation Commission which reported to the National Diet of Japan in July 2012. It is from this report that the title is taken.

This talk will both discuss the technical and socio-political issues and some of the effects they have had on international and UK nuclear safety. 

Additional information

Speaker - Geoff Vaughan, Senior Lecturer in Nuclear Safety and Regulation at UCLan

Registration information

Contact Richard Harrison on or call 01524 733898

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