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ICRP International

Conference on Recovery After Nuclear Accidents

Radiological Protection Lessons
from Fukushima and Beyond

December 1 - 18, 2020

M. Takahashi

Updated: Dec 11, 2020

Dialogue as Therapy? The Fukushima Dialogues & the Role of the Expert

M. Takahashi (Technical University of Munich, Germany)


In responding to the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) sought to challenge a deeply held convention regarding the appropriate relationship between experts and the lay public. It is conventionally assumed that the role of the expert is to inform