Technical Tours of Fukushima Daiichi and Daini
13 January 2020
Some of the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi NPP were irreparably damaged during a magnitude 6.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 2011. The decision to decommission the plant was taken – the process of which will take 30-40 years. Fukushima Daini NPP is the ‘little sister’ NPP of Daiichi, 12 km to the south and generating electricity since 1981. A decision to decommission this plant was made in 2019.
The Summer Institute 2020 will be held in Japan, and will feature a unique set of cutting-edge technical tours, touching on various elements of the nuclear life-cycle. We are delighted to reveal that the 2020 programme will feature technical tours of Fukushima Daiichi and Daini NPPs in collaboration with TEPCO. This is a fantastic opportunity for participants to experience the front-lines of decommissioning work. The technical tours will provide insight into emergency response and the decommissioning process. It is truly a remarkable chance for the future leaders of the nuclear industry who attend the Summer Institute to expand their knowledge of this area.
We would encourage you to check out TEPCO’s virtual tour of the decommissioning site.