Scientists on the Fukushima waste water issue (part 2)

Saturday, 11 March 2023 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Photo of blue water tanks from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Tanks are bright blue cylinders and look about 10 metres long and 3 metres high. Three workers in hazmat suits and hard hats stand in gravel in front of the blue tanks. Behind the blue tanks are large upright grey tanks.

March 11 2023 marks the 12th anniversary of the devastating Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that caused the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. This year, Tokyo Electric Power (or Tepco) is pushing forward with plans to release 1.3 million tons of radioactive waste water into the Pacific Ocean.

This show features independent scientific experts who are assisting Pacific Island Forum members regarding Japan's plans to discharge radioactive waste water from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean. Part two of a two part series (see part one here:

  • Dr. Ken Buesseler, Senior Scientist and Oceanographer of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Panelist
  • Dr. Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Panelist.
  • Dr. Robert H. Richmond, Research Professor and Director at the Kewalo Marine Laboratory in the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

The audio was recorded on January 18th, 2023 as part of a seminar hosted by the Pacific Island Forum and moderated by Rhea Moss-Christian, Former Chair of the RMI National Nuclear Commission (NNC), and Incoming Executive Director of the Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).

Much appreciation to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat office for giving permission for us to share this important information with you.

Full seminar available to watch here:

Saturday 10:00am to 10:30am
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