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Biological Consequences of Nuclear Disasters: From Chernobyl to Fukushima

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Timothy Mousseau discusses the impact of radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl disaster on natural populations and the impact of high radiation levels on the Fukushima, Japan, area. One aim of his research is to determine whether or not organisms can adapt to radioactive environments. Speaker Biography: Timothy Mousseau is a professor of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina. He recently served on the National Academy of Sciences committee to examine the incidence of cancer near nuclear power plants. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6295