Eyewitnesses of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan will speak at a seminar organised by Manchester-based Nuclear Free Local Authorities group later this month.
Mitsuko Sonoda and Geoff Read were living in Fukushima at the time of the disaster on March 11 2011 and fled the zone with their young son.
Since the disaster Ms Sonoda has been active in finding and sharing information about radiation contamination and especially food safety.
Mr Read is an English social artist who lobbied for more families to be evacuated, and subsequently worked with 100 children from Fukushima on collaborative portraits.
The nuclear incident was one of the worst international radioactive emergencies in the industry's history causing the evacuation of thousands of people and leaving a large area of land uninhabitable for years to come.
The incident had a profound effect on the possible future development of nuclear power.
The seminar takes place on Friday January 25 at Manchester Town Hall. Visit strongchildrenjapan.blogspot.com/ for more details.
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