MARCH 4 Woods Hole Event: Fukushima Dai-ichi and the Ocean


On Thursday, March 4, 2021, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will be hosting Fukushima Dai-ichi and the Ocean: Ten Years of Study and Insight with moderator Miles O’Brien, Science Correspondent for PBS NewsHour.

Session 1: Tokyo Panel
5:00 – 7:00AM EST
With simultaneous translation to Japanese and English

Session 2: US East Coast Panel
7:00 – 9:00PM EST


About this program: The events in Japan that began on March 11, 2011, with the country’s largest recorded earthquake and a tsunami of remarkable power, lead to releases of radioactive materials from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant that continue today. For humanity and for the oceans, the magnitude, composition, and variety of releases that have occurred over the past 10 years have been unprecedented, and the lessons we continue to learn resonate around the world.