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Do you know when a major earthquake will happen in BC ? Have you ever wondered if the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster is affecting us ? Come and join us at the Sticky Wicket to find out!
Measuring the Impact of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster on the Marine and Public Health in British Columbia
Jay T Cullen (Professor at School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria)
Three nuclear reactors metled down after an earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daichii Nuclear Power Plant. Most of this contamination ended up in the Pacific Ocean. The Integrated Fukushima Ocean Radionuclide Monitoring network was developed to address growing public concern about the effects of Fukushima derived contamination. Results of our monitoring efforts indicate that levels of radioisotopes in seawater and marine life now and predicted in the future do not represent a significant threat to marine or public health.
The BIG ONE: Earthquake Hazards on the BC Coast
Stan Dosso (Professor of Geophysics, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria)
How big and how often do destructive earthquakes occur in coastal BC? What can we do, as society and individuals, to reduce risks? This talk will address these questions and describe the detective work scientists carry out to understand our earthquake hazards.