Fukushima Environmental Safety Center
Greeting from the Director General
Just after the accident of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Fukushima Environmental Safety Center immediately conducted radiation monitoring in Fukushima Prefecture. Also, the Center prepared the basic information for the future full-scale decontamination by the Decontamination Pilot Project in the evacuation area.
Now, we are making efforts to ensure the safety and peace of mind for residents in Fukushima. For this purpose, the main works being conducted at the Center are; 1) evaluation of radiation dose in non-decontaminated forests, rivers, estuaries, and living spheres, 2) evaluation of environmental dynamics based on the investigation to understand the dominant factors that determines the behavior of radioactive cesium, and 3) development of methods to predict future radiation exposure following the lifestyle of the residents.
In conducting the research and development, we are engaged in close collaboration at three organizations (Fukushima Prefecture, the National Institute for Environmental Studies, and JAEA) in the Fukushima Prefectural Centre for Environment Creation as an activity base. We will surely contributed to promoting the residents’ return and ensuring safety and peace of mind for residents after returning home by implementing the research results on site.
Outline of the Center
The Fukushima Environmental Safety Center, JAEA is actively promoting research/development and support activities for the environmental restoration of Fukushima and residents’ early return, in cooperation with Fukushima Prefecture and the National Institute for Environmental Studies at the Fukushima Prefectural Centre for Environment Creation as an activity base.
The results of research and development are transmitted as the information based on the scientific ground to help the planning towards the restoration and the efforts towards the regeneration of agriculture, forestry and fisheries by local governments.