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Processing and disposal of solid waste

R&D efforts (Application development linked to plant applications and actual use)

Ongoing projects

Research and Development of Processing and Disposal of Solid Waste(Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management)
Summary

 Considering the prospects of processing/disposal method and technology related to its safety, as provided in FY2021, in order to construct waste streams suitable for the characteristics of solidwastes( include rubbles and water treatment secondary waste after the accident and radioactive solid waste stored at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant before the accident), proceeding the progress of waste characterization, it shall be conducted to develop, compare, and evaluate processing/disposal options and planned to investigate towards presenting the overall appropriate measures for the practical solid waste management.

Action items
  1. Waste Characterization
    (1) Acquisition and Management of Analysis Data, etc.
    (2) Enhancement of Efficiency on Waste Characterization
  2. Storage and Management
  3. Processing and Disposal
    (1) Processing technology
    (2) Disposal technology
    i. Presentation of the proposal of disposal concept options
    ii. Improvement of reliability of safety assessment technology for solid waste disposal
Implementation plan

Intended operations: R&D for the processing and disposal of solid waste 1/2

Intended operations: R&D for the processing and disposal of solid waste 2/2

Reference:FY 2023 Research and Development Plan for Decommissioning
    (METI, Secretariat of the Team for Countermeasures for Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Treatment (February 29, 2024)
(PDF page 19-22)

Results & performance by fiscal year
  • FY 2023
  • FY 2022
  • FY 2021
  • FY 2020
  • FY 2019
  • FY 2018
  • FY 2017
  • FY 2016
  • FY 2015
  • FY 2014
  • FY 2013
  • FY 2012
Results & performance for individual projects, etc. (archives)

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  • Overall summary
  • Characterization
  • Studies on the waste processing and long-term storing measures

R&D efforts (related basic and generic research)

Technology for analysis of properties and treating fuel debris (Decommissioning Basic Research: Human resource development program at Tohoku University - Basic research into reliability maintenance of PCV and buildings, etc., and waste processing and disposal, and core human resource development program for decommissioning)
Processing and disposal of radioactive waste (Decommissioning Basic Research: Human resource development program at Tohoku University - Basic research into reliability maintenance of PCV and buildings, etc., and waste processing and disposal, and core human resource development program for decommissioning)
Reliability maintenance of PCV and buildings, etc., and processing and disposal of waste for decommissioning (Decommissioning Basic Research: Human resource development program at Tohoku University- Basic research into reliability maintenance of PCV and buildings, etc., and waste processing and disposal, and core human resource development program for decommissioning) (PDF pages 22, 23)
Technologies for the analysis of radionuclides which are difficult to be analyzed and for the decontamination of lumber — Development of micro-analysis system for the radionuclides which are difficult to be analyzed (Decommissioning Basic Research: Human resource development program at Tokyo Institute of Technology - Advancements in skilled human resource development for and basic research on Decommissioning Engineering) (PDF)
Technologies for the decontamination, collection and solidification of soil (Decommissioning Basic Research: Human resource development program at Tokyo Institute of Technology - Advancements in skilled human resources development for and basic research on Decommissioning Engineering) (PDF)

Plant investigation, measurement data, and information

Information on Waste and Contaminant of Fukushima Daiichi NPS

(Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science (CLADS))

Activities for the radioactive waste processing and disposal new (Updated March 19, 2024)

(METI,Secretariat of the Team for Countermeasures for Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Treatment)

Other related information

Atomic Energy Society of Japan’s activities on the measures for the solid waste of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
  • Back-end meeting, Summer seminar (Atomic Energy Society of Japan)
  • Back-end meeting bulletin (Atomic Energy Society of Japan)
  • Special advisory committee for Processing and Disposal of Radioactive Waste Generated by Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident