Beyond Fukushima, Open-Dialogue Series Part II: Talk by Mr. Yasuteru Yamada (SVCF)
Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for an exciting presentation by
Mr. Yasuteru Yamada
Cofounder of the Skilled Veterans Corps of Fukushima
Mr. Yamada is the president of Skilled Veterans Corps of Fukushima (SVCF), a public interest incorporated association that he and Nobuhiro Shiotani, a childhood friend and fellow retired engineer, formed weeks after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the north eastern coast of Japan in March last year. They immediately knew this was a serious situation that would require many skilled experts to contain the crisis and clean up the contamination, especially given the young work force on site and worker turn-over due to radiation level limits. To date, he and Mr. Shiotani have mobilized the participation of almost 700 veteran engineers, technicians, and workers who, due to their age, are less vulnerable to radiation exposure.
This event is FREE and open to all. Please register on this site.
Date: October 27, 2012 - Saturday
Where: Teachers College, Thompson Hall 136, 525 W120th Street, NYC 10027
Time: 4pm to 6pm (includes reception)
Teachers College and Columbia University cosponsors: Consortium for Japan Relief (CJR), Friends of Japan (FoJ), Columbia University Renewable Energy Society (CURES), Peace Education Network (PEN) and the Columbia Japan Society (CJS).