A BBC documentary about Fukushima accident

On March 11th, 2011 Japan's most powerful earthquake on record triggered a tsunami, which then caused a meltdown at a nuclear power plant. A new BBC documentary explains what happened that day, and what it was like for the people who lived through it.

The documentary includes interviews with CERAD director Deborah Oughton and other prominent scientists in the field of radiological protection. Several of them are long-standing CERAD collaborators like Prof. Jim Smith (University of Portsmouth, UK), who leads the iClear project on rehabilitation of areas affected by the Chernobyl accident, Dr. Wataru Naito (The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan), one of the leading scientists on the D-Shuttle Project that developed dosimeters to help local populations in Fukushima to measure their doses from radiation, Prof. Gerry Thomas (Chernobyl Tissue Bank, UK) and Prof. Koichi Tanigawa (Fukushima Medical University, Japan), our collaborators on the SHAMISEN and SHAMISEN-SINGS projects.

The TV version airs on World Television news on Sat 13/03 (15:10, 20:10) and Sun 14/03 (22:10)

The full programme can be seen here:



Published 12. March 2021 - 12:17 - Updated 12. March 2021 - 12:17