Professor to discuss potential long-term effects from devastating March 11 earthquake in Japan

Tomoyuki Shibata
Tomoyuki Shibata

Tomoyuki Shibata, assistant professor of public health in the NIU School of Nursing and Health Studies, will discuss potential long-term issues from the March 11 “Great East Japan Earthquake” during a Thursday, Nov. 17, lecture on campus.

The magnitude 9.0 earthquake, called “the Great East Japan Earthquake,” occurred near the northeast coast of the Tohoku region in Japan. The earthquake caused the deaths of 15,799 people; another 4,041 still are missing.

In “Disaster Waste Characteristics and Radiation Distribution as a Result of the Great East Japan Earthquake,” Shibata will discuss evidence of waste and radiation contamination based on his research trip to Japan five months after the disaster.

Presented by the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability & Energy, the lecture will take place at 12:30 p.m. in Room 405 of the Holmes Student Center. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, call (815) 753-5987 or email envs@niu.edu.

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