Marvin Dickerson, Consequences of Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accidents (May 15)
May 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Consequences of Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accidents
Marv Dickerson acquired his PhD in meteorology at Florida State University (1971) and joined the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA. He helped develop an emergency response system to provide real-time guidance with respect to the health consequences of an atmospheric release of radioactivity. Today, it is known as the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC). He retired in 1996 as the Deputy Associate Director of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences. In 2009 he moved to the Bermuda Village Retirement Community, Bermuda Run, NC where he is involved in various projects and activities.
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was involved in assessing the health and environment consequences of the three accidents. Dr. Dickerson was at Three Mile Island during that accident and visited Chernobyl two years after that accident. He will discuss and compare the consequences of the three accidents.