The role sharing in decommissioning and contaminated water management of Fukushima Daiichi NSP
1. Design of Specific Strategies to Deal with Key Decommissioning Challenges
With experts gathered from Japan and around the world, the Decommissioning Office formulates major mid-and-long term strategies to deal with the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS), such as methods of retrieval of fuel which has melted then hardened (fuel debris) and the handling of radioactive waste, and supports decommissioning work.
Additionally, the NDF offers technical assistance for addressing current important issues promoted by the Japanese government and TEPCO, such as measures to deal with contaminated water.
2. R&D Project Management
The decommissioning of severely damaged reactors like those at the Fukushima Daiichi NPS is unprecedented in history. The process therefore calls for research and development of new technologies and technical systems.
In order to avoid delays in on-site decommissioning work, the NDF is involved in planning the systematic promotion of required R&D. The NDF also engages in progress management and evaluation of these plans.
3. Steady Work Management based on the Decommissioning Reserved Fund System
For ensuring the appropriate and steady performance of decommissioning, the NDF, the major supervisor and administrator of the decommissioning by TEPCO, focuses on the appropriate management of funds for decommissioning, the supervision of an appropriate system for executing the decommissioning, and steady work management based on the decommissioning reserved fund system.
4. Dissemination of Information
The NDF disseminates knowledge and information obtained in the course of implementing strategies to decommission the damaged reactors widely in Japan and abroad.