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5th Board of Councilors Meeting Held in Washington, D.C.

Inside the 5th Board of Councilors meeting, held in Washington, D.C.

The 5th Board of Councilors meeting was held on June 18 and 19 (June 18-20, Japan time) at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, D.C. Seven Councilors were in attendance at the meeting, with representatives from the U.S. and Japanese governments participating as observers. The Board of Councilors discussed RERF's activities report, settlement of accounts report, activities plan, budget estimates, recommendations made by the Scientific Advisory Committee and RERF's responses to the recommendations, as well as appointment of Councilors, Directors, and Scientific Advisors, among other issues. In addition, reports were made relating to RERF’s future plans and the organization’s new Epidemiological Studies Targeting Emergency Workers at the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

At an extraordinary session of the RERF Board of Directors following conclusion of the Board of Councilors meeting, Dr. Ohtsura Niwa was appointed to serve as the new RERF Chairman (Representative Director) and Dr. Robert L. Ullrich as the new Vice Chairman, based on Board of Councilors resolution.