On 11th March 2011, a 8.9 magnitude tremor hit 400km north-east of Tokyo, causing a tsunami along the north-eastern coast of Japan and resulting in a massive loss of lives and infrastructure damage - including damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
The consequent release of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has created numerous risks for the Japanese population including food and beverage irradiation concerns, home and workplace energy supply issues, contaminated debris disposal and the continuing risk of hydrogen explosions from the site.
Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has professional experience and is able to advise in dealing with nuclear explosions, radiological dispersal, radiation poisoning and the management of personnel in an irradiated environment. For further information relating to Newrisk Limited's expertise on CBRNE issues (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and electronic), please click here.
To request Newrisk Limited's assistance or commentary in connection with Fukushima or a Fukushima related event, or to discuss a tailored package of services, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.
Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has written publications on Fukushima, including:
- The Fukushima Effect: The Science of Communications, Catastrophic Risk and Trust - Paper prepared for a workshop exercise for the World Federation of Scientist's Permanent Monitoring Panel for the Mitigation of Terror Acts in Erice (Sicily) in May 2012: "...Social media added confirmation to the highly visual broadcast news showing the catastrophic impacts of the three disasters in real time. Scenes of shaking buildings were followed a short time after with phone uploads to television news of the incoming tsunami waves which moved at a frightening speed to engulf communities along the coast line. The sounds of fear and death were conveyed to the world through these media..."
To request Newrisk Limited's assistance or commentary in connection with Fukushima or a Fukushima related event, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.