NOAA: Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Program - Supports national and international efforts to research, prevent, and reduce the impacts of marine debris. The MDP serves as a centralized capability within NOAA, coordinating and supporting activities within NOAA and with other federal agencies
Citizens' Nuclear Information Center - An anti-nuclear public interest organization dedicated to securing a safe, nuclear-free world. CNIC was established in 1975 in Tokyo to collect and analyze information related to nuclear energy including safety, economic, and proliferation issues and to conduct studies and research on such issues.
Foratom - The Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe. Its main purpose is to promote the use of nuclear energy in Europe by representing the interests of this important and multi-faceted industrial sector.
OECD NEA: Nuclear Energy Agency - A specialised agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organisation of industrialised countries based in Paris, France.
Fukushima Collective Evacuation Trial - Since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in March 2011, the children in elementary and middle schools in the central areas of Koriyama City have had to attend schools in a dangerously contaminated environment. On June 24, 2011, 14 children in grade school in Koriyama filed a law suit against the City of Koriyama demanding their right to study in a safe environment. The Koriyama District Court dismissed the case on December 16, 2011. A formal objection is presently pending before the Sendai High Court.
Japan Fast Trench Drilling Project (JFAST) - The main goal of the JFAST project is to understand the very large fault slip that occurred on the shallow portion of the subuction zone during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. This large slip of 30 to 50 meters was the main source of the devastating tsunami that caused so much damage and loss of lives along the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan. In order to understand how the fault moved with such large displacement in this region, the JFAST project has two main objectives. The first is to sample the fault in order to analyze the physical properties of the fault zone. The second is to make temperature measurements to estimate the frictional stress during the earthquake.
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