Researcher to give briefing on Fukushima radiation in Alaska waters

Sharice Walker

Download recording of audioconference

University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher Doug Dasher will hold a press briefing Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 3:30 p.m. Alaska Time (7:30 p.m. Eastern) to discuss radiation that has arrived in northern Alaska and the west coast from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. He will also discuss the projected radiation impacts on U.S. shores, how sampling is currently being done and what is needed to conduct a comprehensive monitoring program.

Members of the media in the U.S. and Canada can dial into the audioconference briefing by dialing 800-893-8850 and entering the PIN: 1211736. International media should dial +011-503-295-8000 and then enter the 800 number and PIN from above.

Dasher was a team member of the Observing Radiation in Our North project and works in the gamma lab on the UAF campus. He has worked as the project manager for the Radiation Monitoring Section of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and is currently involved in the NOAA 2011 Northern Alaska Pinniped Unusual Mortality Event.

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: Marmian Grimes at or via text at 907-460-4750.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Media interested in interested in interviewing Dasher may also contact Walker via mobile at 907-590-1175.

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