• Chunichi Shimbun


The Shiga Prefectural Government plans to develop a computer system able to simulate the amount and dispersal of radioactive materials that would contaminate Lake Biwa in the event of an accident at one of the nuclear power plants in neighboring Fukui Prefecture.

The system, which the prefecture will start developing in the next fiscal year from April, is a modified version of the central government’s System for Prediction of Environmental Emergency Dose Information (SPEEDI), which predicts the volume and spread of radioactive materials in the environment by analyzing the terrain and wind direction.

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