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Fukushima Expert

August 26, 2013

Aldrich has studied the policy and civic factors that influence nuclear power plant placement and resources in Japan, including the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Aldrich, who speaks Japanese, was in Japan this past year on a Fulbright Fellowship to study changes in government and civic engagement since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. His research also focuses on the Fukushima nuclear power plant prior to the 2011 disaster, and is included in his book "Site Fights: Divisive Facilities and Civil Society in Japan and the West," which was published in 2010. He also is the author of the 2012 "Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery."
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