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One of those words—especially for baby boomers who grew up during the Cold War—is “radiation.” Many people innately relate it to their elementary school years of under-the-school-desk exercises, public yellow rectangle signs with three inverted black triangles noting “fallout shelter” or geography lessons framed by events at Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Three-Mile Island, and Chernobyl. Most recently, the eighth anniversary of the earthquake induced nuclear meltdown at Fukashima, Japan has again reminded people of the sometimes horrific effects of radiation. Earthquakes are not uncommon in Alaska, nor the possibilities of resulting Tsunamis. Located on the ring of fire, Alaska has more earthquakes than any other region of the U.S. (70…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Art Nash

Associate Professor Art Nash conducts the statewide outreach on practical energy and housing topics, while connecting with faculty and agencies to get information for residents and relay what those audiences are interested in from research and campus knowledge. He currently manages educational activities with the State Indoor Radon grant (EPA), the National Extension Healthy Homes Partnership grant (USDA) and has in the past managed the education with Special Needs (Emergency Preparedness) grant (USDA). Nash is currently working on completing an Alaskan residential guide to emergency disaster preparedness, so the clean-up and habitation of a home can be as quick as possible after disasters.

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