HKUST PPOL Newsletter Fall 2023

23 Nuclear Policy Expert in Media PPOL Nuclear Policy Expert Voiced in Media on Fukushima’s Discharge of Treated Wastewater and Warned against LongTerm-Environmental Impact of Nuclear Industry Nuclear scientist and policy expert Prof. Julien de Troullioud de Lanversin of PPOL has recently gained media attention for his scientific and policy insight on Fukushima’s discharge of treated wastewater, the long-term environmental impact generated by the nuclear industry, and his view on Hong Kong citizens’ purchase and use of commercial radiation detectors. Prof. de Troullioud de Lanversin voiced in his article “Fukushima Waste Water Release: How Mainland China and Hong Kong Got it Wrong” in South China Morning Post that the recent seafood ban is based on unfounded fear of treated wastewater discharged from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant; what should be of real concern but failed to address are the issues of low public acceptance of nuclear