Ten years have passed since the accident happened at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) in March 2011. Concentration of radionuclides in the environment has significantly decreased compared to that of in the early post-accident. As part of the issues that contradict this, some areas are still under evacuation orders, where designated as difficult to return zones, and radiocesium activity concentrations exceeding the Japanese regulatory limit has been detected in some forest and fishery products (edible wild plants and mushrooms, freshwater fish, etc.). Thus, there are still unresolved issues related to the environment and food, as well as the harmful rumors associated with them.
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 continued to research radionuclides in the environment to elucidate their behavior, effects, etc.
This symposium will be held on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the nuclear power plant accident, and researchers who have been studying environmental radioactivity in Fukushima will clarify and discuss what has been learned during the past decade in their respective research fields and what issues need to be addressed in the future.
These findings will be shared not only among researchers but also with the general public, with the aim of promoting understanding of environmental radioactivity, which still remains an issue, and hopefully leading to the reconstruction of Fukushima Prefecture.
|1. Date & Time||
– 12:30-18:50 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 Multi purpose Hall & 3F Temporary Display Room) / Available online
*Although all sessions including the poster session are available online, questions to presenters can be asked only at the venue.
*The whole event may change to an “full online” 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. Registration Deadline||
– Registration deadline for poster presentations: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
– Registration deadline for attendance: Extended to Wednesday, October 6, 2021
*Registration may be closed if the capacity is reached.
|7. Organizer and Sponsors||
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