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JAEA Reports

Introduction of a new framework of safety, maintenance and quality management activities in Japan Atomic Energy Agency under the new nuclear regulatory inspection system since FY 2020

Sono, Hiroki; Sukegawa, Kazuhiro; Nomura, Norio; Okuda, Eiichi; Study Team on Safety and Maintenance; Study Team on Quality Management; Task Force on New Nuclear Regulatory Inspection Systems

JAEA-Technology 2020-013, 460 Pages, 2020/11

JAEA-Technology-2020-013.pdf:13.46MB

Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has completed the introduction of a new frame work of safety, maintenance and quality management activities under the new acts on the Regulation of nuclear source material, nuclear fuel material and reactors since April 2020, in consideration of variety, specialty and similarity of nuclear facilities of JAEA (Power reactor in the research and development stage, Reprocessing facility, Fabrication facility, Waste treatment facility, Waste burial facility, Research reactor and Nuclear fuel material usage facility). The JAEA task forces on new nuclear regulatory inspection systems prepared new guidelines on (1) Safety and maintenance, (2) Independent inspection, (3) Welding inspection, (4) Free-access response, (5) Performance indicators and (6) Corrective action program for the JAEA's nuclear facilities. New Quality management systems and new Safety regulations were also prepared as a typical pattern of these facilities. JAEA will steadily improve these guidelines, quality management systems and safety regulations, reviewing the official activities under the new regulatory inspection system together with the Nuclear Regulation Authority and other nuclear operators.

Journal Articles

Dismantlement of large fusion experimental device JT-60U

Ikeda, Yoshitaka; Okano, Fuminori; Sakasai, Akira; Hanada, Masaya; Akino, Noboru; Ichige, Hisashi; Kaminaga, Atsushi; Kiyono, Kimihiro; Kubo, Hirotaka; Kobayashi, Kazuhiro; et al.

Nihon Genshiryoku Gakkai Wabun Rombunshi, 13(4), p.167 - 178, 2014/12

The JT-60U torus was disassembled so as to newly install the superconducting tokamak JT-60SA torus. The JT-60U used the deuterium for 18 years, so the disassembly project of the JT-60U was the first disassembly experience of a fusion device with radioactivation in Japan. All disassembly components were stored with recording the data such as dose rate, weight and kind of material, so as to apply the clearance level regulation in future. The lessons learned from the disassembly project indicated that the cutting technologies and storage management of disassembly components were the key factors to conduct the disassembly project in an efficient way. After completing the disassembly project, efforts have been made to analyze the data for characterizing disassembly activities, so as to contribute the estimation of manpower needs and the radioactivation of the disassembly components on other fusion devices.

Journal Articles

Safe disassembly and storage of radioactive components of JT-60U torus

Ikeda, Yoshitaka; Okano, Fuminori; Hanada, Masaya; Sakasai, Akira; Kubo, Hirotaka; Akino, Noboru; Chiba, Shinichi; Ichige, Hisashi; Kaminaga, Atsushi; Kiyono, Kimihiro; et al.

Fusion Engineering and Design, 89(9-10), p.2018 - 2023, 2014/10

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:19.81(Nuclear Science & Technology)

Disassembly of the JT-60U torus was started in 2009 after 18-years D$$_{2}$$ operations, and was completed in October 2012. The JT-60U torus was featured by the complicated and welded structure against the strong electromagnetic force, and by the radioactivation due to D-D reactions. Since this work is the first experience of disassembling a large radioactive fusion device in Japan, careful disassembly activities have been made. About 13,000 components cut into pieces with measuring the dose rates were removed from the torus hall and stored safely in storage facilities by using a total wokers of 41,000 person-days during 3 years. The total weight of the disassembly components reached up to 5,400 tons. Most of the disassembly components will be treated as non-radioactive ones after the clearance verification under the Japanese regulation in future. The assembly of JT-60SA has started in January 2013 after this disassembly of JT-60U torus.

JAEA Reports

Fuel Failure Simulation Test in JOYO; FFDL in-pile test(III)

Ito, Chikara; Ito, Hideaki; Ishida, Koichi; Hatoori, Kazuhiro; Oyama, Kazuhiro; Sukegawa, Kazuya*; Murakami, Takanori; Kaito, Yasuaki; Nishino, Kazunari; Aoyama, Takafumi; et al.

JNC TN9410 2005-003, 165 Pages, 2005/03

JNC-TN9410-2005-003.pdf:12.66MB

At experimental fast reactor JOYO, appraisal of detection efficiency of behavior and FFD and FFDL of the fission product which is discharged inside the furnace as one of safety research of the country, is carried out. In MK-II core, the slit in the gas plenum part of the test sub-assembly, the test which irradiates this(1985 April, FFDL in-pile test(I)), providing the slit in the fuel column part of the test sub-assembly, the test which it irradiates(1992 November, FFDL in-pile test(II)) were carried out.MK-III reactor core replacement was completed and started in 2004. That the behavior in the system of FP with the reactor core replacement and so on changes in the MK-III reactor core and to have an influence on the sensitivity and the replying of FFD and FFDL are thought of. Therefore, behavior of FP in the fuel failure in the MK-III reactor core, the performance of FFD and FFDL must be confirmed beforehand. Moreover, to prepare for the fuel failure and the RTCB test which is doing a future plan, and to confirm a plant operation procedure in the fuel failure in MK-III reactor core operation and to attempt for the correspondency to improve are important.Therefore, in the period from 2004 November 11th to November 29th, it carried out the FFDL in-pile(III). It did a series of plant operation to stop a nuclear reactor after loading a reactor core center with the fuel element for the test which provided an artificial slit for the fuel cladding in the MK-III reactor core and irradiating it and detecting fuel damaging and to take out fuel. And it confirmed the operation procedure of the fast reactor in the fuel failure.Also, the improvement items such as the improvement of the operation and the procedure and the remodeling and the service of the facilities could be picked up. In the future, it attempts these compatible, and it prepares for the MK-III reactor core operation and it incorporates a final examination result by the improvement of the safety of FBR.

Oral presentation

Analysis of radioactivation of dismantling components on JT-60U

Saito, Makiko; Sukegawa, Atsuhiko; Kobayashi, Kazuhiro; Miya, Naoyuki; Ikeda, Yoshitaka

no journal, , 

no abstracts in English

Oral presentation

Contamination at Plutonium Fuel Research Facility of Oarai Research and Development Center, 6; Lessons and measures on the response to the accident

Takada, Chie; Ishikawa, Keiji; Sukegawa, Kazuhiro; Nomura, Norio; Takasaki, Koji; Sumiya, Shuichi; Yoshizawa, Michio; Momose, Takumaro

no journal, , 

We'll explain lessons and measures on the response to the contamination accident at Plutonium Fuel Research Facility of Oarai Research and Development Center.

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