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The story of the Fukushima disaster, Shrewsbury

  • Lecture
  • Shrewsbury
  • 26 November 2019
  • 17:30 - 19:30
The story of the Fukushima disaster, Shrewsbury

About this event

The Fukushima disaster narrowly avoided dwarfing the Chernobyl disaster. This talk tells the story of the disaster as it unfolded, illustrating how the heroic efforts of the teams on site, together with international assistance from across the world, narrowly avoided the situation spiralling out of control.

It shows how complex organisations develop ‘blind spots’ and will discuss the potential for inevitable nuclear accidents to have far-reaching, long-term consequences.


Mark Whitby

Mark Whitby

Mark is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers, former President of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a director of Whitby Wood Engineers. Building projects which he has led include the British Embassies in Dublin, Berlin and Sana (Yemen), the headquarters for the BBC and the extension of the Tate Modern in London. Bridges he has designed include Merchants Bridge in Manchester, and millennium bridges in York, Peterborough and Lancaster.

Event venue

Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Fiona Turner

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