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Ten Years of Remediation Efforts in Japan

Outcomes of the Four IAEA–MOE Expert Meetings on Environmental Recovery of Off-Site Areas Affected by the Fukushima Daiichi Accident


English IAEA-TECDOC-2020 ¦ 978-92-0-118223-4

192 pages ¦ 37 figures ¦ € 22.00 ¦ Date published: 2023

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The accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) led to the radioactive contamination of large areas. The Government of Japan formulated a programme for the recovery of these areas, including remediation efforts. The objective of the recovery strategy, and therefore of the remediation programme, was to improve the living conditions of the people affected by the accident. At the request of the Government of Japan, the IAEA conducted missions to support the remediation of contaminated areas and evaluate progress. These were followed by four bilateral meetings between IAEA and the Japan Ministry of the Environment (MOE). This publication captures the findings and information obtained during the discussions, including on the decontamination process; waste management; monitoring; stakeholder issues; knowledge management; remediation, recovery and regulatory issues. The publication provides consolidated information on the different topics discussed and lessons learned

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Ten Years, Remediation Efforts, Japan, IAEA-MOE Expert Meetings, Environmental Recovery of Off-Site Areas, Fukushima Daiichi NPP Accident, Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, 2011, Radioactive Decontamination, Nuclear Reactors, Safety Measures, Radioactive Pollution, Environmental Aspects, Nuclear Accidents, Policy and Regulatory Issues, Recovery, Revitalization, Stakeholder Engagement, Knowledge Management, KM, Lessons Learned, Recommendations, Remediation Activities, Results, Analysis on Effectiveness, Waste Management Aspects, Temporary Storage Sites, TSSs, Interim Storage Site, Waste Transportation, Residual Material, Soil Recycling, Final Disposal, Remediation Programmes, Infrastructure, Safety and Security of Food Products, Regeneration Project, Evacuation Areas, Radioactive Material, The Act on Special Measures, Environmental Remediation Approach, Special Decontamination Area, SDA, Difficult-to-Return Zone, DRZ, Intensive Contamination Survey Area, ICSA, Adopted Policy and Strategy

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