Officials and Celebrities’ Q and A
Daya Bay nuclear power plant in around 50 km away from Hong Kong’s city centre, what are our contingency plans if it had a crisis like Fukushima?
(Asked by TVB actor Raymond Lam Fung, answered by Under Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok)
To answer to rumours and confusion regarding the nuclear crisis, the Office of the Chief Executive cooperated with Television Broadcast (TVB) and produced 10 episodes of “Radiation Classroom”.
Each episode started with a celebrity asking a question, then answers were provided by government experts. They were broadcasted on TVB’s 7:30pm information and entertainment programme “Scoop” that featured hot social issues and entertainment news.
Links to the video were posted the Office of the Chief Executive’s facebook page.
Comments on the video include praises on the government’s innovative production, but some were dissatisfied with the experts’ answers, saying they were too shallow.
Some disapproved of the government’s use of celebrities and commercial broadcasters to convey the message. Others were disappointed in a lack of specific policies in the answers.
Other videos could be viewed on youtube:
Seawater near the plant was contaminated by radiation, will seafood imported from Japan be affected?
(Asked by TVB actress Myolie Wu Hang-yee, answered by Centre for Food Safety Controller Dr Constance Chan Hon-yee)
Radiation have already reached Hong Kong, how can I know the radiation levels and whether our health would be affected?
(Asked by Singer Joey Yung Cho-yee, answered by Hong Kong Observatory chief Dr Lee Boon-ying)
Other then radioactive elements iodine and caesium, we’ve also heard about plutonium. Sounds scary, what actually are they?
(Asked by singer Denise Ho Wan-see, answered by Department of Health Radiation Health Unit Senior Physicist Cheng Kit-man)
Japanese brands milk formula are running out of stock, it is that easy to change brands for babies?
(Asked by TVB actress Fala Chen Fat-lai, answered by Department of Health Senior Medical Officer Dr Rachel Cheng)