Thursday, 15 March 2018, 6 p.m., Edinburgh
The Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi, What Happened and Why? - A Personal Journey
Mike Weightman, Director, National Nuclear Laboratory
Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE
Sponsorship is provided by Scottish Oil Club (Students).
This event occurred on: Thursday, 15 March 2018, 6 p.m.
Mike will recall the circumstances of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichii and explore the causes and lessons through his own personal journey and involvement. The end point being the essence of what he has sought to impart to MPhil. students at Cambridge University and on-going research.
In addition to his role with NNL, Mike is an independent international advisor to the Japanese Decommissioning Authority for Fukushima Daiichi and the Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority, Jordanian government, a visiting Professor at Cambridge University’s Engineering Department, a consultant to the NEA and IAEA and an independent Advisor to several engineering companies.
In 2013 he was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath for his services to nuclear safety. Previously, for 7 years he was HM Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations and CEO of the Office for Nuclear Regulation. In May 2011 he led an international fact finding mission to Fukushima Daiichi. Earlier he was in charge of the investigation into the Potters Bar rail disaster. He is a Chartered Engineer and Physicist.