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ANRE and NDF Held the 1st International Forum on the Decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

On Sunday, April 10, and Monday, April 11, 2016, the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation (NDF), held “The 1st International Forum on the Decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station” in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture.

ANRE and NDF jointly held “The 1st International Forum on the Decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station” in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, aiming to communicate to the public of the progress on the decommissioning and the contaminated water management at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power Station (NPS), in order to mitigate the damage caused by misinformation and unfounded speculation, and to prevent the accident from fading into memory.

On Sunday, April 10, Mr. Motoo Hayashi, METI Minister, delivered the opening remarks, and on Monday, April 11, Mr. Yosuke Takagi, METI State Minister, delivered the closing remarks.

The forum was attended by as many as 641 people from 15 countries, including experts from Japan and overseas, local people and students. Participants discussed the decommissioning research results submitted by world-leading institutes, ideal approaches to communicating with the local residents in advancing the decommissioning efforts, and other issues.

Toward the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi NPS, the forum clarified that not only technological but also societal effort, including facilitating communication with local residents, is an important subject that Japan should overcome by gathering collective knowledge and wisdom from around the world. The results of the forum were summarized and published.

In addition, during the forum, the Ceremony of Outstanding Contribution Award for Field Worker Team was held for the first time, on which work teams were recognized for their commitment to measures for decommissioning and contaminated water management and received certificates of gratitude from the Prime Minister, METI Minister, and METI State Minister (Director-General of the Local Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters).

The forum will continue to be held on an ongoing basis.

  • Materials from the presentation and other information regarding the forum are available on the following website:

Reference

Release date

April 13, 2016

Division in charge

Nuclear Accident Response Office, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

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