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ANRE to Start Inviting Technical Proposals for Countermeasures against Contaminated Water from Inside and Outside Japan

The Inter-Ministerial Council for Contaminated Water and Decommissioning Issues held its first meeting on September 10, 2013. At the meeting, aiming to specifically address the problems of contaminated water in TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, the council decided to establish a team to collect intelligence from inside and outside Japan, to broadly invite countermeasures against contaminated water from the public, and to scrutinize submitted countermeasures mainly by the Committee on Countermeasures for Contaminated Water Treatment.

In response, on September 20, 2013, the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) has launched a website exclusively for accepting technical proposals for such countermeasures from inside and outside Japan, in cooperation with the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID).

ANRE hopes that many proposals for outstanding technologies to solve the problems of contaminated water will be submitted.

Details of the invitation

On September 20 (Fri), 2013, ANRE launched a website exclusively for accepting the submission of proposals as follows:
Website for accepting technical proposals for countermeasures against contaminated water External Site Link

On the website, ANRE publicizes the invitation of technical proposals for such countermeasures to address the problems of contaminated water concerning the following six fields:

  • Accumulation of contaminated water
  • Treatment of contaminated water
  • Decontamination of seawater in the port area
  • Management of contaminated water inside the buildings
  • Site-wide management of groundwater inflow
  • Understanding the groundwater flow

Note: The guidance for how to submit proposals in each field is scheduled to be publicized on the above website around September 25 (Wed), 2013.

Schedule

Invitation period: From September 20 (Fri) to October 23 (Wed), 2013

Release Date

September 20, 2013

Division in Charge

Nuclear Accident Response Office, Nuclear Energy Policy Planning Division, Electricity and Gas Industry Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

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