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Science and Technology to Prevent and Respond to CBRN Disasters: U.S. and South Korean Perspectives - Day Two

1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

The workshop will focus on prevention and remediation of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear disasters that could occur either through accidental (caused by, for example, facility problems, personnel issues, a natural disaster, or some combination of events) or intentional means.

Discussions will involve various scientific disciplines including the behavioral and environmental sciences.

Day Two Agenda

8:30am - 9:00am

Registration & Morning Refreshments

9:00am - 10:30am               

Special Session: Understanding the Environmental Effects of the Fukushima Disaster through Science and Technology This session will use the 2011 Fukushima disaster as a case study for how the S&T community could help the public and policymakers understand the environmental effects of the Fukushima disaster. Although specific measures implemented to assess and communicate these effects might be unique to Fukushima, the ways in which the S&T community could assist in evaluation of the environmental effects and its broader impacts on society could be broadly applicable. Speakers will discuss the contributions of the marine and environmental sciences communities in assessing and communicating to the public and policymakers the effects of similar disasters in ROK and the United States, where nuclear reactors are at risk from similar natural hazards.


Kenneth Oye, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Ken Buesseler, Woods Holes Oceanographic Institution

Cho Kun-Woo, Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety