Stephanie Cheng ‘20 Historical International Atomic Energy Agency (2011)

Stephanie Cheng ‘20
Historical International Atomic Energy Agency (2011)

 

Stephanie Cheng

Who? I am a rising senior at Harvard studying Neuroscience.
Where from? I was born in California, but was raised in Taipei, Taiwan and have grown to love and become familiar with the Southeast Asian region.
Interests? I love graphic design and was USG Media & Design for WorldMUN 2018 in Panama! Aside from design, I love watching and playing touch rugby, hiking, binge watching TV shows, and exploring cities.
Why WorldMUN? After amazing WorldMUN experiences, I will return to WorldMUN 2020 as a chair -- I am very excited to meet you all and stay a part of the WorldMUN family!

Topic: Responding to the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Disaster  

The historical International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is a crucial committee dedicated to responding to concerns and expectations that arise from the growing use of nuclear technology. This historical IAEA will be set during late 2011 to address the Fukushima Nuclear Accident in the wake of the disaster. Following a major 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011, three units of Tokyo Electric and Power Company’s power plants experienced failure in the internal cooling systems thus causing fuel rods to partially melt down and leak. The leaking units were flooded by a 15-meter tsunami leading to disastrous radioactive contamination. In this committee, we will be looking into what led to the crisis in the first place and successive events following the disaster. Through studying case studies of prior nuclear accidents around the world, this delegation will develop immediate actions to minimize the damage, ways to provide relief, and preventative measures that can be taken in the future.