The Fukushima disaster
Date & Time

4 November 2019
Refreshments from 17:30. Talk starts at 18:15

Location

Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, BT9 5AB
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Price

Free

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The Fukushima disaster

Date & Time

4 November 2019
Refreshments from 17:30. Talk starts at 18:15

Location

Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, BT9 5AB
View on Google Maps

Price

Free

Availability Places available

Mark Whitby will discuss how the Fukushima disaster narrowly avoided dwarfing the Chernobyl disaster.

Mark's talk tells the story of the disaster as it unfolded illustrating how the heroic efforts of the teams on site, together with international assistance from across the world, narrowly avoided the situation spiralling out of control. 

It illustrates how complex organisations develop 'blind spots' and will discuss the potential for inevitable nuclear accidents to have far reaching long term consequences.

Speaker

Mark Whitby is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers, former President of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a director of Whitby Wood Engineers.  

Building projects that Mark has led include the British Embassies in Dublin, Berlin and Sana (Yemen), the headquarters for the BBC and the extension of the Tate Modern in London. Bridges he has designed include Merchants Bridge in Manchester, and millennium bridges in York, Peterborough and Lancaster.

 

Additional Attendee Information

Refreshments: tea, coffee and sandwiches from 17:30.

Will qualify for 1.5 hours of CPD.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

Name - Andrea Johnston

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