Prof Jim Smith: Is the future nuclear?

Is the future nuclear? Discussion of the health and environmental risks of radioactivity with reference to
the nuclear industry and how the media influence our perception of these risks. Speaker: Professor Jim Smith is an authority in modelling radioactive pollution in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. He has co-ordinated three multi-national EU-funded projects on the environmental consequences of the Chernobyl accident and regularly works in the Chernobyl 30-km Exclusion Zone. He is lead author of a major book on the accident: Chernobyl: Catastrophe and Consequences and authored a key opinion piece in Nature in the wake of the recent Fukushima accident. He is a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Expert Group on the Chernobyl Cooling Pond, and Chairman of the UK Coordinating Group on Environmental Radioactivity. Formerly at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Jim is now Professor of Environmental Science at Portsmouth University. He was one of many big names who gave talks at the  IOP's Physics in Perspective event at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in 2013. Images Are Screen Shots On Youtube Video, Read More.....

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