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Ocean Encounters: Radiation

Radiation: In our ocean, our planet, and our lives

We live on a radioactive planet. With the 10th anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan, we take a look at the radiation all around us—its natural sources, its human applications, and their impacts on us and our environment. We’ll also delve into some of the beneficial uses of radioactivity and the way we perceive—or misperceive—the threats that radiation poses. [Recorded March 24, 2021]

SPEAKERS:
Ken Buesseler, Marine radiochemist, WHOI
Shaheen Azim Dewji, Assistant professor of Nuclear Engineering – Health Physics, Texas A&M Univ.
Ryo Morimoto, Nuclear anthropologist, Princeton Univ.

HOST: Véronique LaCapra, WHOI

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