Activities For Environmental Restoration

English reports on the knowledge obtained by the efforts for the environmental restoration of Fukushima released

After the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the Japanese Cabinet Office selected JAEA to undertake decontamination work (Decontamination Pilot Project) within the Fukushima prefecture. The outcome and lessons learned from this unique project and associated JAEA’s R&D for environmental restoration in Fukushima are now summarised in English in the following 3 reports, thus aiming to make the output accessible to a wider international audience.

JAEA-Review 2014-051, JAEA-Review 2014-051

  • JAEA-Review 2014-051

    Remediation of Contaminated Areas in the Aftermath of the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: Overview, analysis and lessons learned Part 1: A report on the “Decontamination Pilot Project”, JAEA-Review 2014-051 (2015). (Fukushima Environmental Safety Center, JAEA)

  • JAEA-Review 2014-052

    Remediation of Contaminated Areas in the Aftermath of the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: Overview, analysis and lessons learned Part 2: Recent developments, supporting R&D and international discussions, JAEA-Review 2014-052 (2015). Fukushima Environmental Safety Center, JAEA

The results of the “Decontamination Pilot Project” (from September 2011 to June 2012) entrusted by the Cabinet Office have been already submitted to the government as a final report in Japanese. The above two reports are English version of the final report that will be utilized by the experts in the world. Part 1 summarises the Decontamination Pilot Project, providing the background required to put this work in context for an international audience. In Part 2, the subsequent application of output from this project to regional remediation now being conducted by the MOE and municipalities, is discussed, along with a status update on such work (including radioactivity monitoring), an overview of associated JAEA’s R&D and international input to / review of regional environmental decontamination in Fukushima.

JAEA-Review 2015-001

  • JAEA-Review 2015-001

    Use of Knowledge and Experience Gained from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Accident to Establish the Technical Basis for Strategic Off-site Response, JAEA-Review 2015-001 (2015). Miyahara, K., McKinley, I.G., Saito, K., Hardie, S.M.L., and Iijima, K

This report provides a concise overview of knowledge and experience gained from the activities for environmental remediation after the Fukushima Daiichi accident. It is specifically tailored for international use, to establish or refine the technical basis for strategic, off-site response to nuclear incidents. It reflects JAEA’s key role in the research associated with both remediation of contaminated areas and also the natural contamination migration processes in non-remediated areas, in collaboration with other Japanese and international organisations and research institutes.

【Reports in Japanese related to the environmental restoration so far】