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Radiation Expert, Author Reflects on Anniversary of Fukushima Meltdown

Timothy J. Jorgensen stares into the camera outside with arms folded.

March 14, 2016 – Five years ago this month, Fukushima Prefecture in Japan experienced the largest nuclear accident and release of radioactive materials since the events of Chernobyl in the Ukraine 30 years earlier.

Georgetown University Medical Center radiation expert Timothy J. Jorgensen, examines how radiation exposure has affected the plant workers as well as the people in the region since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant meltdown, which occurred after a series of equipment failures, triggered by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that flooded the facility on March 11, 2011.