The reasons behind Fukushima

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Four years ago, the second worst nuclear accident in history took place in Japan. On March 11th 2011, a 9 degree quake on the Richter scale created a Tsunami. The massive wave reached a height of 15 meters and severely damaged 14 Japanese nuclear reactors. It is well known that the main damages were supported by reactor 4 of the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant. Despite the fact that earthquakes and tsunamis are relatively common in Japan, the country had a very important network of nuclear reactors, which produced over 25% of the electric power Japan consumes. In fact, before the accident in 2011, the Asian country was considered the paradigm of nuclear safety. How could such a severe accident happen then? How was the disaster managed? What are its consequences?

Fernando Plazaola, Professor of Applied Physics of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, will respond to these questions at a talk held under the title “The reasons behind Fukushima”. This event will be held on March 24th at 19:00 hours at AlhóndigaBilbao. Zientziateka is a monthly initiative organised by the Chair of Scientific Culture of the UPV/EHU and AlhóndigaBilbao to raise awareness of current scientific matters.

Entry is free. Tickets should be collected from the AlhóndigaBilbao Information Point.

The talk will be in Basque.

When

Start date:
March 24th, 2015
End date:
March 24th, 2015
Time:
from 19:00 to 20:30

Where

Venue:
AlhondigaBilbaoko Mediateka aretoa (2. solairua)
Address:
Plaza Arriquibar, 4
Town:
Bilbo

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