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The Continuing Challenges of Disaster Response in Japan: Expert Available

As the crisis in Japan continues to unfold, Andrew Rucks, Ph.D., associate professor of public health at UAB and investigator in the South Central Center for Public Health Preparedness at UAB and Tulane, says response management and coordination will be major issues for the Japanese government.

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Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Could Create Serious Health Problems

Reactor problems at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant could lead to exposure to large amounts of radioactivity, which can be lethal to humans and has long-term health consequences.

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Uof SC Experts Can Discuss Japan Crisis

From radiation safety to economic impact, The University of South Carolina Media Relations Office has prepared a list of faculty experts who can discuss various aspects of the Japan crisis.

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Japan in Need of Psychological First Aid: Psychologist Available for Comment

With the number of traumas currently affecting Japan, it's people will reach a breaking point without some psychological first aid.

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Nuclear Engineer Available to Comment on Design of Fukushima Daiichi Reactors

For questions about the design of the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi complex in Japan and the gravity of radiation released from the reactors, please contact Leon West, nuclear engineer and professor of engineering at the University of Arkansas. West has more than 40 years of experience in nuclear physics, radiation protection and nuclear engineering. He worked in the nuclear industry for nine years before returning to academia.

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Radiation Exposure Expert Available from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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He can discuss short- and long-term effects of exposure to high levels of environmental radiation from nuclear accidents.

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Iodine 131 Greatest Threat in Japanese Nuclear Disaster

Bingham Cady is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. He helped operate Cornell’s now-closed on-campus nuclear reactor and has been a consultant for several nuclear energy companies.

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Japan Tragedy: Secure World Foundation Emphasizes Value of Satellite and Social Media Tools

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Earth remote sensing satellites and social networking tools are in use to help respond to the multi-prong tragedy in Japan of earthquake, tsunami, and the crippling of nuclear power plants.

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Talking with Children in the Wake of Disaster

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The devastation from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has filled television screens this week, presenting images that are difficult to watch, but hard to turn away from. If it’s hard enough for adults to comprehend the scale of destruction, should parents reach for the remote control when their children are in the room? Not necessarily, says psychology professor Deborah L. Best, who notes that it’s going to be nearly impossible for parents to shield their children from the news.

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Worsening Conditions at Fukushima: UMD Expert

The situation at Japan's Fukushima nuclear facility has become increasingly serious with the growing possibility of a complete meltdown, says University of Maryland energy policy expert Nathan Hultman. “Damage to the nuclear fuel containment potentially is a very serious problem that complicates efforts to prevent a total meltdown.”







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