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On the change of ICRP members

  The membership of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) has changed on first July 2021. As a result, the Chair of the Main Commission, Dr Claire Cousins (UK), and the Vice-Chair, Mr Jacques Lochard (France), have retired.

  The series of dialogues initiated by ICRP in Fukushima Prefecture after the accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in 2011 could only have continued with the strong support and commitment of both of them.

  In the long history of ICRP, which was founded in 1928, this is the first time that the organization has been involved in the field to provide direct assistance to people affected by a radiological event.

  The Commission experts not only brought a high level of specialist knowledge, but also a strong sense of commitment and professional ethics, by listening attentively and with sincerity to what was happening in the affected areas and what the people were feeling.

  The dialogue initiated by ICRP has now been taken over by us here in Fukushima, NPO Fukushima Dialogue.

  I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Dr Claire Cousins, Mr Jacques Lochard and all the members of ICRP for their numerous visits to Fukushima and their exemplary engagement alongside the affected people.

  The strong cross-border friendships that have developed between them and those of us living in Fukushima are a precious asset that we have gained since the accident.

1 July 2021
NPO Fukushima Dialogue
 President Ryoko ANDO

photo by Yu Miyai
At 12th ICRP Dialogue on 12th, 13th September 2015