Press Release (Apr 09,2013)Review of our Roadmap towards Decommissioning, etc. of Units 1-4 of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
We are currently in the midst of implementing decommissioning measures based on the “Mid-to-long Term Roadmap towards the Decommissioning of Units 1-4 of TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station” established at the Government-TEPCO Mid-and-long Term Response Council*1. We would like to announce that our roadmap towards decommissioning will be reviewed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The review by the IAEA will be performed in response to a request from the Japanese government for the purpose of conducting an evaluation and obtaining advice on how to maintain stable reactor conditions, leakage prevention of contaminated water, and controlling the release of radioactive materials, etc. which are critical to the process of implementing measures towards decommissioning based on the mid-to-long term roadmap.
The review will be performed from April 15 to April 22, 2013 by the IAEA and experts from each country*2. As part of the review, there are also plans to conduct a site investigation of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
*1 Government-TEPCO Mid-and-long Term Response Council
The “Government-TEPCO Mid-and-long Term Response Council” was established under the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters in December 2011. Based on the “Mid-to-long Term Roadmap” determined at the council, we implement measures towards decommissioning while the government manages the progress of measure implementation and advances research and development necessary for the decommissioning. Since the enhancement of the decommissioning promotion system was determined at the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters on February 8, 2013, the measures towards the decommissioning are being currently implemented under the supervision of the “Council for the Decommissioning of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant”.
*2 IAEA and experts from each country
Comprised of 12 members led by Juan Carlos Lentijo, the Director of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology Division of the IAEA.
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