Greeting from Director General
I would like to express my sincere thanks for your continuous understanding and support for our research and development at the Sector of Fukushima Research and Development, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA).
Since the accident of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings. Inc. occurred in March, 2011, we, JAEA has been actively contributing to the steady promotion of the environmental restoration and the decommissioning from the technical aspect. We are promoting the wide range of research and development from fundamental research to its application to real projects.
For the environmental restoration of Fukushima, in order to steadily promote the "Basic Policy for Recovery and Reconstruction of Fukushima" formulated by the government, the medium-to-long term policy was established at the Fukushima Prefectural Centre for Environmental Creation under the collaboration of three organizations; JAEA, Fukushima Prefecture and the National Institute for Environmental Studies. Based on this policy, the Fukushima Environmental Safety Center is conducting the technological development of radiation monitoring/measurement and research on environmental dynamics such as radioactive cesium migration in rivers and forests under the cooperation of three organizations.
For the decommissioning, based on the "Mid-and-Long-Term Roadmap" formulated by the government, JAEA is promoting the research and development on scenario analysis of accident progression, extraction of fuel debris, disposal of radioactive wastes, and remote control technology, mainly in the Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science. JAEA also established the "Naraha Center for Remote Control Technology Development" in Naraha Town. The Center is promoting the development of remote-control instruments necessary for the decommissioning and disaster response, and preparing the demonstration-test field. Furthermore, JAEA is preparing the "Okuma Analysis and Research Center" as a facility to conduct analysis and research of fuel debris and various radioactive wastes in Okuma Town.
From now on, we will further aim for the environmental restoration and the presentation of research results that are helpful to decommissioning. Thereby, we will surely contribute to the restoration of Fukushima by gathering wisdom from all over the world. We would like to thank your continuous understanding, support and encouragement.
Main research and development
Work policy (extracted from the medium-to-long term plan)
Many problems unprecedented in the world have been piled up after the accident of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (1F) such as the decommissioning and environmental restoration. For solving these problems, the importance of research and development is extremely high. Under these circumstances, we, JAEA is making maximum use of human resources and research facilities based on the strategic energy policy by the government and social needs. Thereby, we are steadily promoting the decommissioning and environmental restoration, and constructing the bases of research and development.
For details, please see the followings.
- Bases of research and development
- Activities and examples
- Mar. 2011
- Great East Japan Earthquake and the accident of 1F happened. The Fukushima Headquarter was established in JAEA.
- May 2011
- The Headquarters of Fukushima Partnership Operations was established (Supervising JAEA’s activities in Fukushima).
- June 2011
- The Fukushima Office of JAEA was established in Fukushima City.
- July 2011
- The agreement on the collaboration with Fukushima University was singed.
- Mar. 2012
- The agreement on the collaboration with the National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College was singed.
The agreement on the collaboration with Fukushima Prefecture was singed.
- Apr. 2013
- The Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Safety Research Establishment was founded in the Headquarters of Fukushima Partnership Operations.
- May 2013
- The agreement on the collaboration with the Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc. was signed.
- Aug. 2013
- The International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID) was established. JAEA participated in the IRID as a member.
- Apr. 2014
- The Sector of Fukushima Research and Development was established (reorganization based on the Reform Plan of JAEA).
- Jan. 2015
- The agreement on the collaboration with the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation (NDF) was singed.
- Feb. 2015
- The agreement on the collaboration with Iwaki City and Iwaki Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
- Apr. 2015
- The Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science (CLADS) was established.
The Iwaki Office opened in Iwaki City.
The basic agreement on the collaboration in Fukushima Prefectural Centre for Environmental Creation was signed.
- Sept. 2015
- The research and development of the Fukushima Environmental Safety Center started at the Environmental Radiation Centre in Fukushima Prefectural Centre for Environmental Creation (Minamisoma City).
- Apr. 2016
- The Naraha Center for Remote Control Technology Development (Naraha Town) started in operation.
- May 2016
- The research and development at the Fukushima Environmental Safety Center started in the Research Building of the Fukushima Prefectural Centre for Environmental Creation (Miharu Town).
- Apr. 2017
- The International Collaborative Research Building at the Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science (Tomioka Town) started in operation.
- Mar. 2018
- The Administration Building at the Okuma Analysis and Research Center (Okuma Town) started in operation.
- May 2018
- Application for the public offering of "Research Fund for Promoting Nuclear Research and Development and Human Resource Development by Collecting Wisdom (CLADS Fund)" started.
- About Sector of Fukushima Research and Development
- Results of research and development
- Press release and announcement
- Topics Fukushima
- Towards Tomorrow
- Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science (CLADS)
- Naraha Center for Remote Control Technology Development
- Okuma Analysis and Research Center
- Fukushima Environmental Safety Center