Uranium and environmental research platform; Social gathering of uranium and environmental research
Nakayama, Takuya ; Yagi, Naoto ; Sato, Kazuhiko ; Hinoda, Shingo; Nakagiri, Toshio ; Morimoto, Yasuyuki; Umezawa, Katsuhiro ; Sugitsue, Noritake
The Ningyo-toge Environmental Engineering Center of JAEA has been working together with local communities for more than 60 years. Through our R&D projects on from uranium exploration to uranium enrichment as a part of the nuclear fuel cycle (i.e., front-end), we have accumulated experiences in the fields of management of uranium related technology. Taking advantage of such our potential, we will start new R&D program on "Research on Uranium and the Environment". In December 2016 we announced our new concept of the "Uranium and Environmental Research Platform" as a framework aimed at contributing to regional and international society through R&D programs (environmental research and uranium waste engineering research) that are needed to steadily carry out decommissioning of uranium handling facilities.