In This Episode
Dr. Sweeny interviews expert nuclear physicist, Dr. Kai Vetter, for an update on Fukushima five years after the meltdown. They talk about the incident, its impact, and the global perception of the safety of nuclear power.
About Our Guest
Dr. Kai Vetter is the Head of the Applied Physics Program at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the Head of the Applied Nuclear Physics program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Vetter is the Director of the Institute for Resilience Communities and the founder of The Berkeley RadWatch Project, a group that has been performing a large range of radiation measurements following the release of radioactive materials from the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan in March 2011.
Dr. Vetter has visited Japan regarding the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown and its devastating effects approximately a dozen times since the incident in March 2011.