Cooperation with Fukushima Prefecture in the area of radiation monitoring and remediation

Following the accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the IAEA and the Fukushima Prefecture agreed to cooperate on radiation monitoring and remediation. The Practical Arrangements on this cooperation aim to provide broad and extensive assistance in the Prefecture in these two areas, complementing existing Japanese activities and providing immediate assistance and support that directly benefit those living in the Prefecture.

The cooperation covers assistance in research and study on:

  • Radiation monitoring, including the application of environmental mapping technology by using unmanned aerial vehicles, and using radiation monitoring data to develop maps to be made available to the public;
  • Off-site decontamination, including in analyses of environmental monitoring results and the exploration of exposure pathways so as to reduce or avoid exposure; and
  • The management of radioactive waste and on management methods of low-level radioactive waste from off-site decontamination activities.

Interim Reports on the cooperative activities are prepared by the IAEA and the Prefecture respectively, describing the progress of projects dealing with the movement of radioactivity in forests and wild animals; decontamination strategies for rivers and lakes; and management methods of low-level radioactive waste produced during decontamination activities.

A project on the application of environmental mapping technology and the use of radiation monitoring data to develop maps for the public has been successfully concluded.

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