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Timothy Jorgensen
Director of Health Physics and Radiation Protection Graduate Program, Georgetown University

is an associate professor of radiation medicine at Georgetown University in Washington DC. His latest book is Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation (2016). He lives in Maryland.  

Written by Timothy Jorgensen

Essay/
History of science
Hazard lines

The Fukushima disaster shows why the line between high and low risk is individual. Can we learn to manage our own safety?

Timothy Jorgensen

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