"Perspectives of Safety Regulations and Research for Radioactive Waste Disposal"

Background Objectives Program and Materils
Target of the NSRF Participation Registration
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Leaflet (PDF 521KB) Announcement and Program
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Date : February 23, 2010 (Tuesday) ,
9:00 - 17:30

Venue : The Inoue Enryo Hall, Toyo University
(5-28-20 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8606, Japan)

Organized by :
Nuclear Safety Commission
Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA),
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Ministry of Education, Culture,
Sports, Science and Technology


The primary role of nuclear safety research is to provide technical basis for regulators' decision making in their regulatory activities. Nuclear safety research is conducted at not only governmental research organizations and universities, but also private and industry's institutions. Therefore, communication between the regulators and the nuclear safety researchers is indispensable for achieving maximum outcomes from nuclear safety research in an efficient and timely manner, and thereby for further enhancing safety of nuclear facilities. The Nuclear Safety Research Forum (NSRF) provides an opportunity for such communication and it is expected that, through discussions and information exchange among participants on topical issues of nuclear safety, future scope and needs of nuclear safety are identified for further enhancement of nuclear safety. The NSRF2010 is the fourth Forum of the series, jointly organized by such relevant regulatory bodies as the NSC, the NISA and the MEXT, and provides an opportunity for all relevant regulators, nuclear safety researchers and persons concerned with implementation to communicate through discussions and information exchange with each other. It provides a good opportunity to all participants for mutual learning to enhance nuclear safety of radioactive waste disposal.


Objectives of the NSRF2010 are, through discussions and information exchange, to share relevant information globally among industrial and academic communities concerned and governmental authorities, focusing on new approach to keep long range safety of radioactive waste disposal. The Forum also clarifies the issues of importance in future safety research concerned with international radioactive waste disposal regulation. The Forum intends to conclude the recommendations on the future needs to form social consensus on new safety assessment for radioactive waste disposal.

Program and Materials
(Simultaneous interpretation provided between Japanese and English)
 9:30- Opening and Welcome address Dr. Atsuyuki Suzuki Chair of NSC 
 9:35- Keynote Addresses Kunihisa Soda Deputy Chair of NSCPDF191kB
10:05-Session 1
Status of Safety Regulations for Radioactive Waste Disposal
Chair : Osamu Tochiyama Chair of Radioactive Waste Working Group(RWWG), Special Committee on Nuclear Safety Research (SCNSR), NSC
Director General, Radioactive Waste Disposal Safety Research Center, Nuclear Safety Research Association(NSRA)
10:05-11:15Part 1
Safety Regulations for Radioactive Waste Disposal in the World
IAEA Safety Requirements for Disposal Radioactive Waste
Philip MetcalfUnit Head, Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management Unit, IAEAPDF 532kB

(abstract 21KB)
Implementation of International Safety Standards for Radioactive Waste Management into Japanese Regulations
Toshiso KosakoProfessor, Department of Nuclear Professional School, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of TokyoPDF 618kB

(abstract 61kB)
11:15-12:10Part 2
Safety Regulations for Radioactive Waste Disposal in Japan
11:15-11:30Trends in Domestic Regulations Relating to Radioactive Waste Disposal TSatoru TanakaChair of Special Committee on Radioactive Waste and Decommissioning (SCRWD), NSC Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, The University of TokyoPDF 83kB
11:30-11:45Trends in Domestic Regulations Relating to Radioactive Waste Disposal U
Undertaking for Safety Regulation of Radioactive Waste Disposal
Kenji NakatuDirector, Radioactive Waste Regulation Department, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency at the Ministry of Economy, METI/NISAPDF 173kB
11:45-12:00Trends in Domestic Regulations Relating to Radioactive Waste Disposal V
Efforts by MEXT
Yoshinari Akeno Director, Nuclear Safety Division, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology, MEXTPDF 327kB
12:10-Lunch Break (12:10`13:10)
13:10-Session 2(Panel Discussion)
Current Technology and Safety Research for Geological Disposal
Chair : Osamu TochiyamaChair of RWWG, SCNSR, NSC
13:10-13:35Part 1
Status of Engineering Technology for Geological Disposal
13:10-13:30NUMO Report :
NUMOfs Safety Strategy for implementing Geological Disposal Project
Hiroyuki TsuchiDirector General, Technology Department, Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan (NUMO)PDF 2,356kB
13:35-14:40Part 2
International Safety Research Activities for Radioactive Waste Disposal
13:35-13:55Presentaion 1
JAEA Report : Review and Perspective of the Safety Research for Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal
Hiroyuki UmekiPrincipal Senior Scientist, Geological Isolation Research and Development Directorate,Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)PDF1,433kB
13:55-14:35Presentaion 2
OECD/NEA Report : Deep Disposal of Spent Fuel and High-level Waste - Current Status and Issues in Safety Case and Safety Regulation, and Implications for Safety Research by Regulators
Claudio PescatoreDeputy Division Head, Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning, OECD/NEAPDF1,776kB

(abstract 106kB)
14:40-15:20Part 3
Panel Discussion
Hiroyuki TsuchiNUMO 
Hiroyuki UmekiJAEA 
Claudio Pescatore OECD/NEA 
Kyoko ItoAssistant Professor, Osaka University 
Kyoko ObaResearch Fellow, Kanazawa Institute of Technology 
Masami KatoDirector General, Radioactive Waste Management and Transport Safety Division, Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization,JNES 
15:20-15:25Summary by Session Chair 
15:40-Session 3(Presentations)
Safety Research for Sub-Surface Disposal and Near-Surface Disposal
Chair : Satoru TanakaChair of SCRWD, NSC
The University of Tokyo
Shinichi NakayamaHead, Waste Disposal & Decommissioning Safety Research Group, JAEA  
Kyoko ItoOsaka University,  
Kyoko ObaKanazawa Institute of Technology  
15:40-16:10Part 1
Safety Research for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste Generated by the Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Facilities
Kenkichi IshigureBoard of directors, Japan Radioisotope Association, JRIAPDF 1,196kB
16:10-16:50Part 2
Prospective Activities of Regulatory Safety Research and Development on Sub-Surface and Near-Surface Disposal
Hiroto KawakamiCounseling Expert, JNESPDF 1,937kB
16:50-17:20Comments and Discussion 
17:20-17:25Summary by Session Chair 
17:25-Closing RemarksNobuaki TerasakaDirector General, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency at the Ministry of Economy, METI/NISA  


Those who wish to participate in the Forum are kindly requested to register no later than February 12, 2010.
Registration is free of charge and accepted on the first come, first served basis.
Registration was closed because of coming up to the prescribed number.

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