EU-Japan Symposium on Back-End Systems for Reduction of Radiotoxicity and Final Waste Volume

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Published: October 6, 2017

Japan's nuclear policy reached a turning point following the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. Nevertheless, approximately 20,000 tons of heavy-metal spent fuel generated by nuclear power plants are currently in storage, waiting to be reprocessed and disposed. Concerns in global warming and energy security further surround nuclear fuel treatment, making it an issue that must be addressed.

In the reprocessing of spent fuel, uranium (U) and plutonium (Pu) are recovered and fabricated into MOX fuel, continuing the nuclear fuel cycle. A problem remains, however, regarding the management of high-level radioactive waste (HLW) left over after U and Pu recovery. Technologies to reduce radiotoxicity and final waste volume are of pressing need.

This symposium focuses on technologies relating to separation of highly radiotoxic nuclides in HLW, transmutation of separated nuclides, vitrification of HLW, and final disposal. The current state of technology will be presented by 6 European and American researchers and 13 Japanese researchers, including 4 professors from Tokyo Tech. Discussions on the rationality and integration of back-end technologies will be held to identify future research issues in HLW management and to define a road map for solving these problems through EU-Japan and USA-Japan cooperations.

Overview

Date
November 1-2, 2017
Venue
Convention room on 10th Fl., West Bldg. 8E,Ookayama Campus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Organizer
  • Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle Unit, Institute of Innovative Research(IIR),Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy (LANE), Tokyo Institute of Technology
Fee
Free for symposium (Reception fee: 5,000 yen, 2,000 yen for student)
Language
English
Responsible official
Prof. Kenji TAKESHITA
Registration

Registration Formouter

* Deadline: Friday, Octber 27

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Contact

Hiroyasu MOCHIZUKI, Adjunct Professor
LANE, IIR, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Email mochizuki.h@lane.iir.titech.ac.jp

Tel +81-3-5734-3613

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