National Academies of Science: Fourth Gilbert W. Beebe Webinar

Host: Shaheen Dewji
The year 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident and the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima accident. This webinar, hosted by the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academies, will feature presentations and discussions on radiation and non-radiation induced health effects to populations impacted by the accidents as well as potential transgenerational effects.
National Geographic Commentary:  “Children born to Chernobyl survivors don’t carry more genetic mutations” –by Michael Greshko.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

We live on a radioactive planet. With the 10th anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan, we take a look at the radiation all around us—its natural sources, its human applications, and their impacts on us and our environment. We’ll also delve into some of the beneficial uses of radioactivity and the way we perceive—or misperceive—the threats that radiation poses.


Shaheen Azim Dewji, Nuclear Engineering Professor, Texas A&M University
Ryo Morimoto, Nuclear Anthropologist, Princeton University
Ken Buessler, Marine Radiochemist, WHOI

National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements:

NCRP 2016 Annual Meeting: Session 3: How Do We Get There? Critical Issues in Knowledge Management in Domestic Radiation Protection Research Capabilities

As a hub of domestic radiation protection capabilities, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Center for Radiation Protection Knowledge has a mandate to develop and actuate a formal knowledge management (KM) effort. This KM approach exceeds recruitment and training efforts but focuses on formalized strategies for knowledge transfer from outgoing subject matter experts in radiation protection to incoming generations. It is envisioned that such an effort will provide one avenue for preserving domestic capabilities to support stakeholder needs in the federal government and the nuclear industry while continuing to lead and innovate in research and development on a global scale. However, in the absence of broader coordination within the United States, preservation of radiation protection knowledge continues to be in jeopardy in the absence of a dedicated KM effort.