It has been 10 years since the accident happened at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP). Concentration of radionuclides in the environment has significantly decreased compared to that of post-accident. However, there are many remaining problems to solve and incidental harmful rumors about the ‘environment’ and ‘food’ of Fukushima. For example, there still is an area designated as “difficult-to-return-zone” around the FDNPP, and radiocesium concentrations of some forest and marine products (e.g. edible wild plants and freshwater fish) still exceed the Japanese regulatory standard limits.
Since the FDNPP accident, Institute of Environmental Radioactivity at Fukushima University (IER), Sector of Fukushima Research and Development of Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Departure of Radioecology and Fukushima Project at National Institute of Radiological Sciences of National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), and Fukushima Regional Collaborative Research Center of National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) that are located in Fukushima Prefecture have elucidated the behavior of radionuclides in the environment and its effects.
This international symposium has been planned with the aim of promoting commemoration of the accident after 10 years, and introducing what we learned and what issues we should tackle next. In this sense, we will share our findings and knowledge obtained not only with experts but also with the general public so that we can contribute to facilitating their better understanding of ‘environmental radioactivity’ and related remaining issues. We also hope that the international symposium contributes to the restoration of Fukushima Prefecture.
|1. Date & Time||
– 12:30-18:00 on Monday, October 11, 2021: Oral presentation for experts
– 10:00-12:00 on Tuesday, October 12, 2021: Poster presentation for experts
– 13:00-16:45 on Tuesday, October 12, 2021: Symposium for the general public
Corasse Fukushima (4F Conference Hall & 3F Exhibition Room) / Available online
*Although all sessions including the poster session are available online, questioning to presenters will be possible only at the venue.
*The whole event may change to an “online only event” depending on the situations of COVID-19.
|3. Target Audience||General public, government officials, and experts|
– Sessions for experts (oral & poster presentations): English
– Symposium session for the general public: Japanese
|5. Fees||Free of charge|
|6. Application Deadline||
– Application deadline for poster presentations: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
– Application deadline for attendance: Friday, October 1, 2021
*Application may be closed earlier if the number of applications reaches the capacity.
Organizer: Institute of Environmental Radioactivity at Fukushima University (IER)
Co-sponsor: Sector of Fukushima Research and Development of Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA),
National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST),
and Fukushima Regional Collaborative Research Center of National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
Supporter: Fukushima Prefecture (TBC)