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    UNIS/MA/129
    2 February 2016

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    UNSCEAR to hold public dialogues in Fukushima Prefecture

    VIENNA, 2 February (UN Information Service) - The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) invites the media to its Public Dialogues in Fukushima Prefecture, on 9 and 10 February 2016.

    A team of experts will present the findings of the UNSCEAR 2015 White Paper, a follow up to its 2013 Report "Levels and Effects of Radiation Exposure due to the nuclear accident after the 2011 great east-Japan earthquake and tsunami".

    Speakers include: Malcolm Crick (Secretary, UNSCEAR); Mikhail Balonov (Expert) and Gillian Hirth (Expert) who will present information on the levels of radiation exposure and the associated health and environmental effects.

    Consecutive translation into Japanese will be available. Copies of the 2013 Report and the 2015 White Paper are available (also in Japanese) on UNSCEAR's website at http://www.unscear.org/unscear/en/publications.html

    Details of the public dialogues:

    IWAKI CITY

    Date: Tuesday 9 February 2016
    Public Dialogue: from 14:00-16:00
    Media Interaction: from 16:20-16:50
    Location: Main Conference Room, Iwaki City Lifelong Learning Plaza(Iwaki Shougai Gakusyu Plaza, Main Conference Room, 1-1 Taira, Iwaki City 970-8026)

    MINAMISOMA CITY

    Date: Wednesday 10 February 2016
    Public Dialogue: from 14:00-16:00
    Media Interaction: from 16:20-16:50
    Location: Multimedia Hall, Minamisoma City Civic Information Center (Minamisoma-shi Shimin Johokoryu Center Multimedia Hall 2-7-1 Asahi-cho, Haramachi-ku, Minamisoma city 975-0004)

    TOKYO

    The speakers will also be available in Tokyo on Thursday 11 February for interviews.

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    UNSCEAR was established in 1955, and reports to the UN General Assembly on levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. Its scientific assessments underpin international standards for radiation protection.

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    For more information, or to arrange interviews with the speakers, please contact:

    Jaya Mohan
    Information Officer, UNSCEAR
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060 4122
    Mobile: + 43 (0) 6991 459 4122
    Email: jaya.mohan[at]unscear.org

    or

    Kotaro Tani
    Project Officer, UNSCEAR
    Mobile: + 81 (90) 9971 4868 (from 6-12 February only)
    Email: kotaro.tani[at]unscear.org