Overview of the Fundamental Research and Human Resource Development for the Decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan


The decommissioning project for Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (1F NPS), in which core melting and radioactive material release happened by the Great East Japan Earthquake and its Tsunami in March 11, 2011, has a number of technical issues that need a nationwide assignment of large-scaled research projects over a long period of time. In order to secure appropriate human resources for the decommissioning of 1F NPS, Tohoku University, Tokyo Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo started the Human Resource Development and Research Program for the Decommissioning of 1F NPS from the mid-2014, sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The three universities are promoting their own programs in accordance with their characteristics. The common aim of their programs is to cultivate highly motivated engineers and researchers with the knowledge of nuclear decommissioning technology. The outlines of the programs will be presented together with some results in the last couple of years.

2016 International Conference on Maintenance Science and Technology, FC-1-1