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Other Efforts for Decommissioning

Development of Research Facilities

Development of a research base

In order to establish technological infrastructure for the development and demonstrations of remotely controlled equipment indispensable for proceeding with the decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi NPS, and for the research and analysis of radioactive materials, as well as to facilitate joint research with domestic and foreign research institutes, develop a base for related research activities within Fukushima prefecture

JAEA’s Naraha Remote Technology Development Center (Naraha Town)

  • Conduct the development and demonstrations of remotely controlled equipment and provide radiation workers with training, etc. using a virtual reality system
  • Full-scale operation, began in April 2016(accept the application for use at any time).


Naraha Remote Technology Development Center [image provided by the JAEA]

Major equipment

Research management building

  • Virtual reality system
  • Robot simulator


Virtual reality system [image provided by the JAEA]

Mock-up Test building

  • Test model representing the lower part of the reactor containment vessel (under construction for the development of water containment technologies)
  • Equipment for demonstration tests of remotely controlled equipment
    Stairs representing those in an actual reactor building (7m (width) × 5m (depth) × 7.5m (height)); A water tank for testing underwater robots, etc. (6m (width) × 7m (depth) × 8.5m (height))
  • Motion capture (measuring scope: 10m (width) × 10m (depth) × 2m (height); guaranteed accuracy: 1.5mm)


Stairs simulating those in an actual reactor building (used for demonstrations of robots, etc.) [image provided by the JAEA]


A water tank for testing underwater robots, etc. [image provided by the JAEA]


Motion capture [image provided by the JAEA]

Opened on October 19, 2015


Speech by Prime Minister Abe [image provided by the JAEA]


Unveiling ceremony in front of the mock-up test building under construction [image provided by the JAEA]

Naraha Remote Technology Development Center (link to the JAEA website)external link

Applications for the use of the center are now being accepted.

TEL: (0240) 26-1040 (Main)

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JAEA’s Okuma Analysis and Research Center (Okuma Town)

  • Okuma Town is adjacent to Fukushima Daiichi NPS. The center is now being constructed and is to begin operations within FY2017.
  • The center is to be used for research to ascertain the properties of solid radioactive waste, develop analytical methods for hard-to-measure radionuclides, and develop technologies related to treatment and disposal methods for fuel debris, etc.


Okuma Analysis and Research Center [image provided by the JAEA]

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Gather Collective Knowledge and Wisdom from around the World

All-out R&D efforts, not limited to those made by TEPCO and reactor manufacturers, are required, while gathering collective knowledge and wisdom from around the world by incorporating knowledge based on basic research activities conducted by universities, etc. as well as technologies and experience from foreign countries.

Specific actions:
The Decommissioning R&D Partnership Council was established in the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation (NDF).

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Decommissioning-related Robotic Technologies


Pamphlet compiling decommissioning efforts made by the IRID (2015-2016)
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*PDF files are available. Click on the images.


Leaflet introducing IRID’s robots being used for the decommissioning work at Fukushima Daiichi NPS (in Japanese)
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Booklet compiling the outcome of the IRID’s research and development for FY2014
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Division in Charge

Nuclear Accident Response Office, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

 
Last updated:2016-08-30
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