Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | October 30, 2014

Le Talk – Lassina Zerbo – Burkina Faso – Interview with CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo by the France-based TV station Africa 24

Africa 24 interviewed CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo

Africa 24 interviewed CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo

In French

In the interview, Zerbo explains the CTBTO’s goals and mission and illustrates the role and functioning of the CTBT’s verification regime, including for disaster early warning.

(Working translation): “Thanks to our network of over 300 stations we can monitor the atmosphere, underwater and underground…For example, when the Fukushima disaster happened in Japan, the seismic stations detected the earthquake and alerted the population of the consequences of the tsunami, while our infrasound technology was able to detect the explosion at the nuclear power plant. Also, our system predicted the dispersion of radioactive isotopes so that the population could have been evacuated.”

Watch the video interview


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