Radioactive Olympics: Modern East Asia Seminar
"Extensive and expensive decontamination efforts in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture have not prevented radioactivity from persisting in and around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant—in meltdown since March 2011. Our ongoing project analyzes social and scientific dimensions of the nuclear crisis. With an eye to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, we center our presentation on the areas along the planned torch-relay route. Through this, the Japanese government appears determined to declare Fukushima safe and open for business despite numerous areas that exceed the NRC recommended exposure levels."