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Erika Suzuki

Program Officer
esuzuki@lbl.gov

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Register now for 2nd International Symposium for Resilient Communities!

The Institute for Resilient Communities at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Koriyama City (郡山市), Japan; and the Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST (FREA) are pleased to invite you to the Second International Symposium for Resilient Communities. This symposium will be held in Koriyama City (郡山市), Japan, on April 14-15, 2016. Registration for the symposium is now […]

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JAEA-LBNL Collaboration

Representatives from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency  (Kimiaki Saito, Hiroshi Takemiya, Akiyuki Seki) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Haruko Wainwright, Charuleka Varadharajan, Boris A. Faybishenko, Deb Agarwal, Kai Vetter) met in Berkeley on February 8-9, 2016, to share progress reports on the 2011 Fukushima accident and prepare for future collaboration.  Discussion topics ranged from large-scale environmental monitoring to […]

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Time-Lapse Analysis Offers New Look at How Cells Repair DNA Damage

A computerized way has been developed to measure DNA repair in thousands of human mammary epithelial cells before and after they’re exposed to ionizing radiation. Microscopy images are acquired about every half hour over a span of up to two days, and the resulting sequence of images shows hotspots inside cells where DNA is under […]

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Low-Flying Helicopter Near Lab This Week

The Applied Nuclear Physics program is participating in a research project sponsored by Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office to improve gamma radiation sensing technology. Naturally occurring background radiation will be collected with a DOE National Nuclear Security Administration helicopter. More> Source: Today at Berkeley Lab

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Cellular Contamination Pathway Identified for Plutonium and Other Heavy Elements

Berkeley Lab scientists have reported a major advance in understanding the biological chemistry of radioactive metals, opening up new avenues of research into strategies for remedial action in the event of possible human exposure to nuclear contaminants. Source: Today at Berkeley Lab

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Hello!

Welcome to the Institute for Resilient Communities’s new blog.  Please stay tuned for updates, guest entries, and more.

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WWII Aircraft Carrier Used in Atomic Bomb Tests Found Intact on Sea Floor

A team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has located the wreck of the 623-foot USS Independence, an American light aircraft carrier that served in World War II before being rocked by two atomic blasts during the famous bomb tests at the Bikini Atoll. The ship was scuttled off the coast of San Francisco […]

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Lab Hosts Inaugural Radiological Resiliency Conference

What does it take for a city to recover from a radiological disaster? That question was at the heart of the April 10 inaugural International Symposium on Radiological Resilience & Beyond. The symposium offered discussions and talks on the current needs for increasing societal resilience to radiological events and brought to Berkeley Lab experts from […]

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International Workshop on Nuclear Safety

The international workshop on nuclear safety was held at UC Berkeley (Berkeley, California, USA) on March 23-24, 2015. The theme of this workshop, “From accident mitigation to resilient society facing extreme situations” gathered a wide variety of participants from science and engineering to humanities. This symposium was organized in collaboration between the Nuclear Engineering Department […]

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