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IRC’s RadWatch Featured by SF Chronicle & CNBC on 5th Anniversary of 2011 Japan Earthquake

Five years ago, Professor Kai Vetter and a team of students in the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) Department of Nuclear Engineering (NE), quickly started an environmental monitoring campaign. The team measured rainwater, local sources of milk, Pacific Coast fish and kelp, local produce, and other local products for signs of radiological contamination from Fukushima Dai-ichi. The […]

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IRC Program Officer mentors international students at Tokyo Tech Nuclear Symposium

IRC Program Officer, Erika Suzuki, mentored a team of international students and young professionals at the 5th International Symposium and Seminar for Human Nuclear Resource Development for Safety, Security, and Safeguards, hosted by the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent from February 21 – March 4, 2016. As a participant […]

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USA City of Berkeley UC Berkeley Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Northern California Chapter, Health Physics Society Northern California Section, American Nuclear Society JAPAN Koriyama City University of Tokyo Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) National Institute for Radiological Sciences (NIRS) National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) FRANCE Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission […]

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Earth Sciences Talk on the Implications of the Fukushima Accident

Robert J. Budnitz of the Earth Sciences Division will give a talk on Friday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m. on “The Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Accident: What Happened and What Does It Mean?” The lecture will take place in the Building 66 Auditorium. Budnitz will describe (technically, but in lay terms) what happened at the Fukushima […]

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Lab Hosts Panel on ‘Fukushima: Fact vs. Fiction’ at Brower Center

The recent events in Japan have made understanding the risks of radiation more important than ever. In response, The Public Affairs Office has assembled a trio of Berkeley Lab scientists — Thomas McKone, Edward Morse and Robert Budnitz — for a special panel presentation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at the […]

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