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Loyola experts to offer analysis following Japanese earthquake

Loyola press release - March 14, 2011

The recent catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last week has produced a lot of questions. How did this happen? Should we have known about this sooner? What are the environmental effects? How does Japan move forward?

Loyola University New Orleans is providing access to experts that can answer many of these questions. Below are just a sampling of the professors and subjects available for exploration.

Martin McHugh, Ph.D.
http://chn.loyno.edu/physics/faculty-staff/martin-p-mchugh

  • Nuclear power safety and fallout concerns
  • Causes for an earthquake, could it happen here?
  • Origins of a tsunami
  • The astrophysics behind the disaster

Robert Verchick, J.D.
http://law.loyno.edu/faculty-staff/robert-r-m-verchick

  • Disaster law and policy
  • Disaster policy following tsunami
  • Environmental law in the wake of natural disaster

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