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Saturday, 25. May 2024

Ian Thomas Ash

Born in America, Ian Thomas Ash earned an MA in Film and Television Production at the University of Bristol, UK, in 2005. Ian’s two feature documentaries about children living in areas of Fukushima contaminated by the 2011 nuclear meltdown, ‘In the Grey Zone‘ (2012) and ‘A2-B-C‘ (2013), have been screened at festivals around the world where they have also received multiple awards. Ian has lived in Japan for a total of 12 years and currently lives in Tokyo.  He is in production for two documentaries, one about terminal care in Japan and the other the third installment in his series about Fukushima.

Peter Bastian

Peter Bastian was active during the past five years in the SofA anti-atom group (sofortiger Atomausstieg – immediate withdrawal from atomic energy) in Münster, as well as in the “Münsterland Coalition for Action against Nuclear Power Plants”. He protests against the uranium enrichment plant in Gronau and the production plant for MOX fuel elements in Lingen. In addition to holding vigils and participating in highly-visible actions to increase awareness about the capacity of uranium enrichment facilities (UEF) to produce nuclear weapons and their intended sale, he has attended annual meetings of RWE and EON for the past three years. He also takes an active part in the nationwide “Coalition against Castor Transports to the USA”.

Dr. Keith Baverstock

Dr. Keith Baverstock has a PhD in chemistry and is a university lecturer at the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland.
Baverstock led the Radiation Protection Programme at the World Health Organisation’s Regional Office for Europe in Rome in the 1990s. The WHO research programme was instrumental in bringing to world attention the increase in thyroid cancer in Belarus, now attributed to the Chernobyl accident.

Dr. Peter Becker

Dr Peter Becker is a lawyer and is co-president of the “International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms” (IALANA). He founded and was the long-time chairman of the German affiliate of IALANA. In 1992, in the German constitutional court, Peter Becker successfully contended the right for approximately140 East German communes to establish and operate their own power supply systems. These lawsuits led to the establishment of Becker Büttner Held, the leading law firm for energy law in Germany. Peter Becker has also conducted legal proceedings for peace and justice in connection with the nuclear weapons deployed in Büchel. He is founder and chairman of the “Peace Movement Foundation” (StiftungFriedensbewegung). In 2011 he received the Sean-MacBride Peace Award from the International Peace Bureau.

Claus Biegert

Claus Biegert  has taken regular trips to visit Indian communities in Canada and the United States since 1973. The situation of indigenous peoples in the nuclear age is the focus of his work in radio features, TV films and books. It was as an activist that he initiated the World Uranium Hearing, a week long world conference in Salzburg, and in 1998 the Nuclear-Free Future Award. This award honours those who have dedicated themselves to a future free of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. Since 2000 this prize has been awarded in cooperation with IPPNW Germany.

Dr. Helen Caldicott

Dr. Helen Caldicott a paediatrician from Australia, has dedicated her life to international campaigns against the medical dangers and health effects of the nuclear age. She co-founded and was President of the Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) in the United States, supported the founding of IPPNW and founded the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND).
as received many awards for her work, including 19 honourary doctrates, the Gandhi Prize and the Nuclear-Free Future Award.
She has published several books, among them "Nuclear Madness" (1979, extended edition 1994), "The New Nuclear Danger: George W.Bush's Military-industrial Complex" (2004) and „Crisis without End“ (2014).

Dr. Angelika Claußen

Angelika Claußen is a practicing physician in psychiatry and psychotherapy. She is a member of IPPNW since 1987 and has been a member of the German IPPNW Board of Directors since 1998, which she chairs since 2005. Dr. Claußen’s main fields of political activity are: phase-out of nuclear energy, the Iraq war and its effects and human rights policies in Turkey. Angelika Claußen has coordinated the work of, and represented the German IPPNW in, the field of nuclear energy phase-out for many years.

Winfrid Eisenberg

Dr. Winfrid Eisenberg was born in 1937 in Hanau. He is a former paediatric physician and was Director of the Peadiatric Clinic in Herford from 1984 to 2002. Before that he worked for three years as a physician in Tanzania. Winfrid Eisenberg is active in the German Association for the Protection of Children and is a long-standing member of IPPNW, active in ist working group on nuclear energy issues. He is an expert on the subject of low-dose radiation and author of the brochure “Nuclear Power Plants Make Children Sick”, published by IPPNW and Ausgestrahlt.

Dr. Ian Fairlie

Dr. Ian Fairlie is a radiobiologist from Great Britain. He works as an independent consultant in the field of radioactivity in the environment and advises environmental organisations, the European Parliament as well as local and national authorities in several countries. Fairlie  studied chemistry at the University of Western Ontario in Canada and radiobiology at Barts Medical College in London. He wrote his doctorate on the effects of radioactive contamination in the vicinity of Sellafield and La Hague. In 2006 he drew up the Torch-Report "The Other Report on Chernobyl" for the European Green Party.

Dr Jean-Jacques Fasnacht

Dr Jean-Jacques Fasnacht is an internist and specialist for sport and manual medicine, as well as a lecturer at the universities of Bern and Zurich. Together with six younger colleagues he runs a rural doctor’s surgery. He is currently the acting president of PSR/IPPNW Switzerland and co-president of KLAR! (Kein Leben mit Atomaren Risiken – “No Life with Nuclear Risks”) a Swiss non-governmental organisation (NGO) that for the past 22 years has been critical of the way problems related to nuclear waste in Switzerland are dealt with. In addition, he is active in ANNA (Allianz Atomausstieg –“Alliance for the Phase-out of Atomic Energy”) as its chairperson. Various parties, ANNA is a coalition of NGOs, associations and political parties. Their goal is to speed up the phase-out of nuclear energy and to establish this in Swiss law.

Jonathan Frerichs

Jonathan Frerichs was special advisor to the ecumenical World Council of Churches in Geneva until 2015 where he campaigned for global security and the abolition of nuclear weapons in the Department for International Affairs, Peace and Human Security. Before he took up his position at the WCC, Friedrichs worked for the Lutheran World Federation and the Council of Churches in the Middle East.  

Susanne Grabenhorst

Susanne Grabenhorst is a physician of psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy in Mönchengladbach. She has held the position of chair of the German affiliate of IPPNW since April 2013. Non-violent alternatives to military intervention and the psycho-social factors of war are the most important aspects for her in her medical peace work. She has been active locally for many years in addressing the concerns of psychologically traumatised refugees.

Claudia Haydt

Claudia Haydt has been engaged in the peace movement since the 1980s. She studied theology and sociology and was active in local government politics in Tübingen. She left the Green Party in 1999 because of their involvement in the war on Yugoslavia. For many years she was an editor at a publishers in Tübingen. Claudia Haydt is currently a board member of the European Left Party and the Information Center on Militarization (IMI), a parliamentary member of staff at the Bundestag (military and security policy), and a university lecturer on social work. Her main interests are: militarisation in Europe, Israel/Palestine and the Greater Middle East, enemy images and the connection between globalisation and war.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoffmann

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoffmann is the managing director of the Institute for Community Medicine and head of the Section "Epidemiology of Health Care and Community Health" at the Institute for Community Medicine at the University of Greifswald (UMG). He acquired a master's degree in public health in 1995 and has since specialized in the epidemiology of health care. Hoffmann holds, among other positions and memberships he has been a member of the Society for Radiation Protection (GSS) and the Professional Association for Radiation Protection (FS) for more than 20 years.

Dr. Barbara Hövener

Dr Barbara Hövener is a retired anaesthetist. Along with several others she founded the German affiliate of IPPNW and was subsequently active on the board of directors as well as international councillor. She is a member of working groups on nuclear energy and nuclear weapons (ICAN – “International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons”) in IPPNW. The main focus of her work is the demand for the immediate shutdown of nuclear power plants and to inform the general public about the effects on public health of the entire nuclear chain – from uranium mining to the “final disposal” of nuclear waste. On a regional level, she is an active advocate in promoting renewable energy.

Dr. Tetsunari Iida

Tetsunari Iida is a nuclear scientist, expert on renewable energy, policy advisor and politician. He is the director of the non-profit Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies in Chûô, Tokyo, and is a member of the management of the “World Bioenergy Association” and of REN21(“Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century”), as well as of the scientific advisory board of the “World Wind Energy Association” and the “International Green Cross”. In Japan, Iida is considered to be one of the leading figures in the area of renewable energy. Since 2001 he has advised the Japanese government on questions concerning climate change. Iida also organised an initiative for renewable energy in the Japanese parliament which subsequently led to a law for the promotion of renewable energy.

Prof. Chihiro Ichihara

Prof. Chihiro Ichihara is a physicist specialising in Neutron transport experiments and their calculation as well as in gamma-ray spectrum measurement. Currently, he teaches as a Visiting Professor at Aichi Medical University. He is a member of the Steering Committee of PDTN. Previously, Prof. Chihiro Ichihara was an Associate Professor at the Research Reactor Institute of Kyoto University.
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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Irrek

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Irrek lectures in Industrial Engineering, specialising in energy management and service, at the Ruhr West University (University-campus Bottrop). Since 1995, his scientific research focuses on the economic aspects of the nuclear phase-out in Germany and on a fair distribution of the costs in according to the polluter-pays principle

Otto Jäckel

Otto Jäckel is an independent lawyer in Wiesbaden. He is chair of IALANA (“International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms”). In addition, Otto Jäckel is actively involved in the protection of the basic right to self-determination of personal information and against the expansion of the surveillance state in the alliance Freiheit statt Angst (“Freedom instead of Fear”).

Tobias Jaletzky

Tobias Jaletzky studied sociology in Bremen and, early on, gathered practical experience in environmental and energy projects. He has dealt intensively with various aspects of energy policy and worked for several years in the field of photo-voltaics in Bremen and Leipzig before moving in 2013 to EUROSOLAR – the “European Association for Renewable Energy” –following a period of time abroad. Since the beginning of this year, he has been EUROSOLAR’s executive director. EUROSOLAR’s goal is to completely replace nuclear and fossil energy with renewable energy sources.

Christoph Krämer

Christoph Krämer is a consultant surgeon specializing in abdominal surgery and works as senior physician in a hospital with specialized medical services in Lower Saxony. For more than 35 years he has been active in the peace movement and for over 25 years he has been a member of IPPNW. Krämer co-founded the IPPNW working group “South-North”(Süd-Nord). His work includes the IPPNW Report Body Count –Casualty Figures after 10 Years of the “War against Terror” advocating an end to this war.

Prof. Dr. Rolf Dieter Kreibich

Prof Dr Rolf Dieter Kreibich is a professor of physics, sociology, future studies and sustainability. As the scientific director of the IZT Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung Berlin (Berlin Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment) and the SFZ Sekretariat für Zukunftsforschung Gelsenkirchen/Dortmund/Berlin (Secretariat for Future Studies Gelsenkirchen/Dortmund/Berlin), he has gained international recognition in the fields of engineering results assessment and innovative technological assessment, as well as for research on the subjects of future studies and sustainability. Rolf Kreibich is a member of the “World Future Council”(WFC).

Dr. Alfred Körblein

Dr. Alfred Körblein is a physicist and statistician, who has published numerous statistical analyses of the effects of low-dose radiation, such as the impact of Chernobyl and Fukushima on perinatal statistics. From 1979 to 1994 he worked in hardware development for Siemens-Nixdorf in Munich. Between 1995 and 1998 he was employed in the Science-Shop Munich, and later took up a position at the Munich Environmental Institute. Had it not been for him, the German public would still be ignorant of the fact that the risk to children of developing cancer or leukaemia correlates to the distance they live from a nuclear power plant. The so-called „KiKK study“, the results of which were published by the Federal Bureau for Radiation Protection in December 2007, was commissioned due to his work combined with public pressure by IPPNW.

Dr. Sergeij Korsak

Dr. Sergey Korsak is head of the Buda-Koshelyowo District Polyclinic (health facility) and deputy chair of the Buda-Kashalyowa District Charitable Foundation "Help the Children of Chernobyl“, Belarus.

Michael Leontchik

Michael Leontchik is a masterful player of the zimbal (Russian hammered dulcimer). He studied at the musical academy in Belarus and has been awarded with many competitive prices. Leontchik is a border-crosser between classical music and jazz, who mixes folk music from all over Europe and Russia as well as jazz into a novel style-mix.

Ljudmila Maruschkevitch

Ljudmila Maruschkevic was a teacher of mathematics and is now retired and lives in Minsk. Since 1992 she has been working as a volunteer for the non-profit foundation “The Children of Chernobyl” in Belarus. She is active in various humanitarian and social projects supported by the foundation. Ljudmila Maruschkevic has had diabetes herself since she was 20, which motivated her to initiate the foundation’s project “Life with Diabetes” for diabetic children. She coordinates this project for affected children and their parents with dedication and commitment.

Sean Morris

Sean Morris is a Principal Policy Officer for Manchester City Council and is the Secretary of the UK and Ireland Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA). Established in 1980, the NFLA is the principal voice in UK and Irish local government raising relevant concerns over nuclear power, nuclear safety, radioactive waste management and the effects on health of exposure to low level radiation. It also seeks to promote the development of renewable energy and advocates increasing the role of local government in creating decentralised energy solutions. NFLA is an effective stakeholder in relevant UK, Ireland and Devolved (Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) Government nuclear policy consultation processes, and it liases with UK nuclear regulatory agencies and radioactive waste agencies. Sean has a Masters degree in the Politics of International Resources and Development.

Prof. Timothy Mousseau

Prof. Timothy Mousseau teaches evolutionary biology at the University of South Carolina since 1991. From 1999 onwards, he and his colleagues have been investigating the ecological, genetic and evolutionary consequences of low dose radiation on plant- and animal-populations in the Chernobyl region, and now also in Fukushima.
In the results of his research, published in 2013, he describes tumours and cataracts in birds among other phenomena, as well as reduced biodiversity as the consequences of radiation. Mousseau and his colleagues have been publishing their results in numerous scientific papers and books.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Nidecker

Prof Dr Andreas Nidecker is a specialist for diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. He is the former president and current board member of IPPNW/PSR Switzerland, member of the international board of directors of IPPNW and of the “Nuclear Energy Working Group”, a group with members from several different affiliates. Andreas Nidecker has been active for many years in the USA, Canada and Latin America. He is a member of several radiological expert societies. Andreas Nidecker teaches at the University of Basel.

Mako and Ken Oshidori

Mako Oshidori is a Japanese freelance journalist well known to people following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. She has the highest attendance of all the journalists at the TEPCO press conferences. As TEPCO spokespersons go through revolving doors, she has persisted with her consistent presence as well as sharp and detailed questions. Indeed, TEPCO officials admit she knows more than them on some issues. She left a college medical science program after witnessing the power of laughter in helping the Kobe earthquake victims.

Mako and Ken OshidoriMako and her husband, Ken Oshidori, perform as a comedy duo and have appeared on television. Since the Fukushima accident, they have worked as a freelance journalist team doing investigative reporting. They cover how the accident has affected people’s health, nature, and society in Japan. They also cover the situation of the plant and its workers as well as the reactions of TEPCO and regulatory agencies. They are the founding members of an independent media company, L.C.M. Press.

Henrik Paulitz

Henrik Paulitz is a special consultant of IPPNW with the subject areas of nuclear energy, energy revolution and resource wars. He investigates, how energy politics play a role in the background of crises, conflicts and wars. He campaigns for more energy-autonomy under the motto "Local Power for Peace" as a political means for peace-promotion. He has been publishing books and technical articles on energy-politics, among them a treatise on the influence of Deutsche Bank on the energy industry.

Dr. med. Alex Rosen

Dr. med. Alex Rosen is a physician for child and adolescent medicine, he is a member of the executive board and vice president of the German section of IPPNW since 2013. He has been committed to the IPPNW as its European student speaker and was a member of the international board of directors from 2004-2008 – two years as international student speaker and two more years as vice president. He has been involved in many IPPNW projects, for example "Target X" (since 2004) and „Hibakusha Worldwide“, for which he has also created an exhibition of the same name. The effects of Chernobyl and Fukushima on human health and environment are his current work priorities.

Dr. Astrid Sahm

Dr Astrid Sahm runs the Berlin Office of the Internationale Bildungs- und Begegnungswerk (IBB), based in Dortmund, since 2012. Her tasks include supporting the work of Geschichtswerkstatt Tschernobyl (Chernobyl History Workshop) in Charkiw and the European action week “Für eine Zukunft nach Tschernobyl und Fukushima” (“For a Future after Chernobyl and Fukushima”)
Earlier in her career, Dr Astrid Sahm ran the Internationale Bildungs- und Begegnungsstätte in Minsk, Belarus, and worked as a political scientist at University of Mannheim. Her PhD in 1998 dealt with nuclear energy and politics relating to Chernobyl in Belarus and Ukraine. She has been involved with working on Chernobyl projects since she was a student. Currently, she chairs the association “Freunde von Nadesha in Deutschland”, which brings together eight German partner associations in the rehabilitation centre “Nadesha”, for children suffering from Chernobyl-related diseases.

Michael Sailer

Michael Sailer is a certified chemical engineer, expert for nuclear issues and member of the management of Öko-Institut e.V. His work as a consultant and advisor mainly focuses on questions of reactor safety and radioactive waste disposal. Sailer has been a member of the Commission for Reactor Safety (ESK) of the German government. Sailer is also a member of the "Commission on Storage of Highly Radioactive Waste".

Irm Scheer-Pontenagel

Irm Scheer-Pontenagel, together with her husband Hermann Scheer and others, founded EUROSOLAR as a charitable European association for renewable energies in 1988. EUROSOLAR endorses the goal of completely substituting nuclear and fossil fuel derived energy with renewable energy. 

Dr. med. Jörg Schmid

Jörg Schmid is a physician and psychoanalyst, member of the IPPNW working group on nuclear energy, speaker of the citizen's initiative "Nuclear-Free Electricity" in Stuttgart and a member of "AtomicHeritage Neckarwestheim". His current focus is on the decommissioning of nuclear power plants and permanent disposal of nuclear waste.

Prof. Dr. Inge Schmitz-Feuerhake

Inge Schmitz-Feuerhake, born 1935 in Osnabrück, studied physics and mathematics. 1966 she wrote her PhD thesis on dosimetry of radioactive fallout. From 1966 to 1973 the physicist worked at the institute for nuclear medicine at the Hannover Medical School and researched on the dosimetry and diagnostic application of radioactive radiation. From 1973 to 2000 she taught as professor for experimental physics at the University of Bremen. Her main focus was on the areas of dosimetry, radiation protection and the health impact of nuclear radiation. Since the 80ies she has has been increasingly engaged with the radiation-related increase of leukemia in Germany.

Mycle Schneider

Mycle Schneider is an independent, international consultant on energy and nuclear policy and lives in Paris. He is the main author and editor of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report, and a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM), based at Princeton University (USA). He initiated and is the coordinator of the Seoul International Energy Advisory Councils (SIEAC) and speaker of the Board of the International Energy Advisory Council (IEAC).

Ursula Schönberger

Ursula Schönberger is a political scientist, member of the executive board of the Consortium Schacht Konrad and project manager of the Report on Nuclear Waste. The  inventory taking of this report covers facilities in Germany, at which atomic waste is being produced or stored, as well as the shipment of waste within Germany and to other countries. Ursula Schönberger has been one of the early members of the Peace and Anti Nuclear Power movement. She was a founding member of the Green Party in 1986 and a member of the German parliament (Bundestag) from 1994 to 1998, but subsequently ended her political engagement for the Green Party and resigned from it.

Tatjana Semenchuk

Tatjana Semenchuk was seven months pregnant, when she was evacuated from the city of Pripjat after the reactor explosion in the nuclear power plant Chernobyl on the 27th of April 1986. Initially she found refuge with her parents, who lived some 50 km away in Wiltscha. But in the early 1990s, all residents were being resettled from there as well, and a new village of the same name was founded for this purpose in the Kharkiv region, close to the Ukrainian border with Russia. Today Tatiana Semenchuk leads the NGO "Memories of Chernobyl", with which she not only represents the interests of affected persons, but is currently engaged for internally displaced persons, who have fled to Wiltscha from the war in Eastern Ukraine.

Dr. Dörte Siedentopf

Dr Dörte Siedentopf is a retired general practitioner and psychotherapist and was a founding member of IPPNW. She plays an active part in the IPPNW working group on nuclear energy. She has organised convalescence trips for children since 1991 who live in contaminated regions in Belarus and is the chair of Freundeskreis Kostjukovitschie.V. Dietzenbach (“Friends of Kostjukovitschi”) since 1995. To date, it has been possible to invite more than 800 children as well as more than 200 adults from all segments of society. The association provides humanitarian and financial assistance and arranges trips for citizens to Belarus. Dörte Siedentopf has taken part in many national and international congresses and regularly holds lectures about the effects of the nuclear disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima.

Ursula Sladeck

Ursula Sladeck: the trained teacher founded, together with other citizens, the action group "Citizens' Initiative - Parents for a Nuclear Free World" in a small village in the German Black Forest after the catastrophe of Chernobyl in 1986. There she and her husband founded the first German clean electricity provider »Elektrizitätswerke Schönau« (EWS), which she managed from 1997 to 2014. The entrepreneur, who demands a worldwide decommissioning of nuclear power plants, has received numerous awards for her commitment - among them the Nuclear-Free Future Award (1999) and the environmental award of the Bundesstiftung Umwelt (2013). 

Jochen Stay

Jochen Stay is committed as an author, travelling-speaker, organizer and activist in the anti-nuclear and peace-movement. At the moment, he acts as speaker of the anti-nuclear organisation ".ausgestrahlt.de"
From 1996 to 2008, with interruptions, he was speaker of the anti-nuclear-campaign "X-tausendmal quer" against the Castor-transports to Gorleben. From 2001 to 2002, he acted as public relations consultant at the Nature Conversation Organisation "Robin Wood" and 2003 as co-initiator of the resistance movement "resist" against the Iraq war. The main focus of his work at the moment is the anti-nuclear organisation .ausgestrahlt.de, the goal of which it is to mobilize as many anti-nuclear activists as possible to thereby heighten the pressure on the decommissioning of nuclear power plants.

Tomoyuki Takada

MA., is anti-nuclear-activist, the founder of the Initiative "Nuclear-Free Japan e.V." and an organizer of aid packages for Japanese school-children in the districts of Lidatemura/Fukushima, he is in regular contact with the initiatives around Kyoto and speaks at several Fukushima demonstrations in Germany. His main focus at the moment is the energy revolution in Japan. He studied German philology and Japanology in Germany and lives as an interpreter and translator in the vicinity of Düsseldorf.

Alexander Tetsch

Alexander Tetsch (born Neureuter) was executive manager for multinational corporations for more than 20 years after finishing law school, before he made his passion into his profession: He now works as an independent journalist and photographer with special focus on environmental topics and landscape-photography. The environmental journalist engages especially with the topics atomic power, shale-gas fracking, brown coal open pit mining and chemical contamination. A main theme of his work are the nuclear catastrophes of Chernobyl and Fukushima. He has travelled the exclusion zones of Chernobyl and Fukushima several times. He impressively  documents life in the surroundings of the exploded reactors in his book „Fukushima 360°“.

Irene Thesing

Irene Thesing has been active  for several years in the SofA initiative (sofortiger Atomausstieg – immediate withdrawal from atomic energy) in Münsterland. She particularly focusses on the topic of uranium enrichment and MOX fuel element plants, as well as on the subject of uranium transports, as both the basis and a the “Achilles Heel” of the nuclear industry. She is currently active in the Bürgerinitiative Kiel (“Citizen’s Initiative Kiel”) which opposes uranium transports through the North Sea-Baltic Sea Canal (Kiel Canal), as well as being involved transregionally in connection with various anti-nuclear activities, including with the NGO ContrAtom.

Prof. Dr. Toshihide Tsuda

Prof. Dr. Toshihide Tsuda is an epidemiologist and teaches since 1990 at Okayama University. His research focuses: environmental epidemiology and occupational safety. He has been conducting epidemiological studies together with his colleague Yorifuji, with which they want to improve the public health services of the world. He and his colleagues document an up to 50fold rise of thyroid cancer in children and youth in the Fukushima-prefecture in in their recently published study „Thyroid Cancer Detection by Ultrasound Among Residents Ages 18 Years and Younger in Fukushima, Japan“.

Prof. Dr. Wladimir Wertelecki

Prof. Dr. Wladimir Wertelecki is physicist and genetic researcher. He attained his medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires and has been the president of the Medical Genetics Department at the University of South Alabama from 1974 to 2012. Now he continues his research worldwide, for example concerning genetic and teratogenic effects of nuclear disasters. Since the accident in Fukushima 2011 ist Wertelecki has been in demand as a travelling-speaker at international scientific conferences on the impact of ionizing radiation on human health and infant development.

Prof. Masae Yuasa

Masae Yuasa (Ph.D., University of Sheffield, UK) is a Professor at Hiroshima City University. Her major is sociology. Her English publications relating nuclear issues are,“The Future of August 6th 1945 A Case of the ‘Peaceful Utilization’of Nuclear Energy in Japan”, in The Study of Time, XIV (2012) and Whistle in the Graveyard: Safety Discourse and Hiroshima/Nagasaki Authority in Post-Fukushima Japan in Japans 3/11 Disaster as Seen from Hiroshima (2013). She has organized campaigns and art performances against Kaminoseki nuclear power plant planned near Hiroshima.