Dohi, Terumi; Iijima, Kazuki; Machida, Masahiko; Suno, Hiroya*; Omura, Yoshihito*; Fujiwara, Kenso; Kimura, Shigeru*; Kanno, Futoshi*
PLOS ONE (Internet), 17(7), p.e0271035_1 - e0271035_21, 2022/07
Goullo, M.*; Hokkinen, M.*; Suzuki, Eriko; Horiguchi, Naoki; Barrachin, M.*; Cousin, F.*
Progress in Nuclear Energy, 138, p.103818_1 - 103818_10, 2021/08
The present work aimed to study the transport of caesium iodide particles through a Thermal Gradient Tube (TGT) from 1023 K to 453 K. Retention inside the tube was evaluated for laminar flowrates composed of argon and steam. Higher retention of particles was highlighted for the experiments using higher steam content and lower flowrate. The second phase of the experiment aimed at identifying the possible revaporization or/and resuspension processes after the deposition. Three atmosphere compositions (Ar/HO, Ar/H and Ar/Air) were investigated. The particles removed from what was deposited on the surface walls during the sampling phase exhibited a similar GMD in Ar/HO and Ar/H and a bigger diameter in Ar/Air. The experimental results were then analysed with the SOPHAEROS module of the ASTEC code. Overall, the results obtained during the first phase were in agreement with the measured experimental results and during second phase led to no resuspension process.
Dohi, Terumi; Omura, Yoshihito*; Yoshimura, Kazuya; Sasaki, Takayuki*; Fujiwara, Kenso; Kanaizuka, Seiichi*; Nakama, Shigeo; Iijima, Kazuki
PLOS ONE (Internet), 16(5), p.e0251828_1 - e0251828_16, 2021/05
Funaki, Hironori; Sakuma, Kazuyuki; Nakanishi, Takahiro; Yoshimura, Kazuya; Katengeza, E. W.*
Science of the Total Environment, 743, p.140668_1 - 140668_9, 2020/11
Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science; Ibaraki University*
JAEA-Review 2019-041, 71 Pages, 2020/03
JAEA/CLADS, has been conducting the Center of World Intelligence Project for Nuclear Science/Technology and Human Resource Development (hereafter referred to "the Project") since FY2018. The Project aims at solving problems in nuclear energy field represented by the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. For this purpose, intelligence has been collected from all over the world, and basic research and human resource development have been promoted by closely integrating/collaborating knowledge and experiences in various fields beyond the barrier of conventional organizations and research fields. Among the adopted proposals in FY2018, this report summarizes the research results of the "Contribution to Risk Reduction in Decommissioning Works by the Elucidation of Basic Property of Radioactive Microparticles". In order to establish the decommissioning procedures (recovery of the melted fuels, decontamination inside the reactors, ensuring the safety of the workers, etc.) of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, radioactive microparticles released by the accident are an important information source for clarifying what had happened inside the reactors in the course of the accident. The purpose of the present study is to obtain detailed knowledge on the basic properties (particle size, composition, electrical/optical properties, etc.) of the radioactive microparticles, as well as to further elucidate the various properties of the radioactive microparticles including the quantitative evaluation of alpha-ray-emitters, through the Japan-UK synergetic research. Thus, we are conducting research and development that will contribute to the comprehensive works towards the risk reduction in the "decommissioning" plan.
Otani, Kyohei; Tsukada, Takashi; Ueno, Fumiyoshi
Zairyo To Kankyo, 68(8), p.205 - 211, 2019/08
In the present study, the iron rust layer formed on the low ally steel in air-solution alternating condition was investigated by cross-sectional observation and analysis, and the mechanism of accelerated corrosion of the steel in the alternating condition was clarified. Observation and analysis showed that the multi-layered iron rust layer composed of red rust layer (FeOOH), rust crust layer (FeO), inner crystal (FeO), and inner rust layer was formed on the low alloy steel. It can be considered that the multi-layered iron rust layer accelerated the cathodic reaction rate of the steel in the alternating condition. This acceleration would be the reason why the corrosion rate of the low alloy steel in the alternating condition was accelerated.
Tagomori, Hisaya; Dohi, Terumi; Ishii, Yasuo; Kanaizuka, Seiichi*; Fujiwara, Kenso; Iijima, Kazuki
JAEA-Technology 2019-001, 37 Pages, 2019/03
An efficient methodology for separating the radiocaesium-bearing micro particles (CsMPs) released by the TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station accident is required to investigate their spatial distribution and physicochemical properties. In this report we developed an efficiency separation method for CsMP from litters since the radiocaesium in litter may affect the radiocaesium cycling in forest ecosystem. One CsMP separation from litter containing lots of soil particles was attained within three days using electron microscopic analysis with digestion treatment of organic matter. This methodology is expected as CsMPs efficient separation method for not only forest floor litter but also barks and leaves of living tree, and other organic materials in the forested environment.
Ando, Masaki; Mikami, Satoshi; Tsuda, Shuichi; Yoshida, Tadayoshi; Matsuda, Norihiro; Saito, Kimiaki
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 192, p.385 - 398, 2018/12
Car-borne surveys using KURAMA systems have been conducted over a wide area in eastern Japan since 2011. The measurement data collected until 2016 was analyzed, and decreasing trend of the dose rates in regions within 80 km of Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant were examined. The averaged dose rates tended to decrease considerably with respect to the physical decay of radiocaesium, and the ecological half-lives of the fast and slow decay components were estimated. The decrease of the dose rate in the forest was slower than its decrease in other regions, and the decrease of the dose rate in urban area was the fastest. The decrease in the dose rates obtained via the car-borne survey was larger than that obtained on flat ground with few disturbances using survey meters approximately 1.5 y after the accident; hereafter, the decrease in the dose rates obtained via the car-borne survey was same as the latter measurement.
Takamatsu, Yuki*; Ishii, Hiroto*; Oishi, Yuji*; Muta, Hiroaki*; Yamanaka, Shinsuke*; Suzuki, Eriko; Nakajima, Kunihisa; Miwa, Shuhei; Osaka, Masahiko; Kurosaki, Ken*
Nihon Genshiryoku Gakkai Wabun Rombunshi, 17(3/4), p.106 - 110, 2018/12
In order to establish the synthesis method of simulated fuel contacting Cesium (Cs) which is required for the evaluation of physical/chemical characteristics in fuel and release behavior of Cs, sintering tests of the cerium dioxide (CeO) based simulated fuels containing Cesium iodide (CsI) are performed by using spark plasma sintering (SPS) method. The sintered CeO pellets with homogeneous distribution of several micro meter of CsI spherical precipitates were successfully obtained by optimizing SPS conditions.
Nagai, Takayuki; Okamoto, Yoshihiro; Shiwaku, Hideaki; Inose, Takehiko*; Sato, Seiichi*; Hatakeyama, Kiyoshi*; Hirono, Kazuya*; Homma, Masanobu*; Kobayashi, Hiromi*; Takahashi, Tomoe*; et al.
JAEA-Research 2018-007, 87 Pages, 2018/11
To select the chemical composition of a glass frit which can increase the waste content, the simulated waste glass samples prepared from a borosilicate glass frit including vanadium (V) were investigated by using Laser Ablation (LA) ICP-AES analysis, Raman spectrometry, and synchrotron XAFS measurement in this study on foundation business of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy.
Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 117(1), p.51 - 52, 2017/10
This presentation highlights JAEA's challenges for contributing to recovering the previous life of residents and the development of resilient communities in Fukushima Prefecture based on considering needs of local people on the environmental restoration categorized by the state of evacuation orders and the lifting of such orders.
Global Environmental Research (Internet), 20(1&2), p.83 - 90, 2017/03
Major challenges to implementing full-scale environmental decontamination were the absence of real-world examples and also lack of experience in planning and implementing decontamination technology appropriate to the physical and social boundary conditions in both Japan and Fukushima. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency was thus charged with conducting a range of Decontamination Pilot Project to examine the applicability of decontamination technologies, with a special focus on reducing dose rates and thus allowing evacuees to return to re-establish their normal lifestyles as quickly as possible, whilst simultaneously maintaining worker safety. In this report, re-edit the report of the Decontamination Pilot Project (Nakayama et al.,2014), do the commentary for the decontamination technology.
Yang, B.*; Onda, Yuichi*; Wakiyama, Yoshifumi*; Yoshimura, Kazuya; Sekimoto, Hitoshi*; Ha, Y.*
Environmental Pollution, 208(Part B), p.562 - 570, 2016/01
Konoplev, A.*; Golosov, V.*; Laptev, G.*; Namba, Kenji*; Onda, Yuichi*; Takase, Tsugiko*; Wakiyama, Yoshifumi*; Yoshimura, Kazuya
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 151(Part 3), p.568 - 578, 2016/01
Miyahara, Kaname; McKinley, I. G.*; Saito, Kimiaki; Iijima, Kazuki; Hardie, S. M. L.*
Nuclear Engineering International, 60(736), p.12 - 14, 2015/11
Remediation work in Fukushima is based on a comprehensive technical knowledge base, which is translated into actions that enable the rapid return of evacuees but also provides a globally valuable resource for disaster planning and contaminated site remediation.
Dohi, Terumi; Omura, Yoshihito*; Kashiwadani, Hiroyuki*; Fujiwara, Kenso; Sakamoto, Yoshiaki; Iijima, Kazuki
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 146, p.125 - 133, 2015/08
Radiocaesium activity concentrations (Cs, Cs) were measured in parmelioid lichens collected within the Fukushima Prefecture approximately 2 y after the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accident. A total of 44 samples consisting of nine species were collected at 16 points within a 60 km radius of the FDNPP. The activity concentration of Cs ranged from 4.6 to 1000 kBq kg and for Cs ranged from 7.6 to 1740 kBq kg. A significant positive correlation was found between the Cs activity concentration in lichens and the Cs deposition density on soil, based on the calculated Spearman's rank correlation coefficients as = 0.90 ( 0.01). The two dominant species, Flavoparmelia caperata and Parmotrema clavuliferum, showed strong positive correlations, for which the r values were calculated as 0.92 ( 0.01) and 0.90 ( 0.01) respectively. Therefore, they are suggested as biomonitoring species for levels of radiocaesium fallout within the Fukushima Prefecture.
Nakamura, Hideo; Arai, Kenji*; Oikawa, Hirohide*; Fujii, Tadashi*; Umezawa, Shigemitsu*; Abe, Yutaka*; Sugimoto, Jun*; Koshizuka, Seiichi*; Yamaguchi, Akira*
Proceedings of 16th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-16) (USB Flash Drive), p.5353 - 5366, 2015/08
Fukushima Environmental Safety Center, Sector of Fukushima Research and Development
JAEA-Review 2014-052, 49 Pages, 2015/03
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) was charged with conducting a range of "Decontamination Pilot Project" to examine the applicability of decontamination technologies. The project was implemented at 16 sites in 11 municipalities within the evacuated zone. Despite tight boundary conditions in terms of timescale and resources, the project provides a good basis for developing recommendations on how to assure decontamination efficiency and worker safety whilst additionally constraining costs, subsequent waste management and environmental impacts. This report, based on the Japanese detailed reports that have been published elsewhere, consists of two volumes. The volume 1 summarises the Decontamination Pilot Project, providing the background required to put this work in context for an international audience. In this volume 2, the subsequent application of output from these projects to regional remediation now being conducted by the Japanese government and municipalities, is discussed, along with a status update on such work, an overview of associated JAEA's R&D and international input to/review of regional environmental decontamination in Fukushima.
Fukushima Environmental Safety Center, Sector of Fukushima Research and Development
JAEA-Review 2014-051, 121 Pages, 2015/03
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) was charged with conducting a range of "Decontamination Pilot Project" to examine the applicability of decontamination technologies. The project was implemented at 16 sites in 11 municipalities within the evacuated zone. Despite tight boundary conditions in terms of timescale and resources, the project provides a good basis for developing recommendations on how to assure decontamination efficiency and worker safety whilst additionally constraining costs, subsequent waste management and environmental impacts. This report, based on the Japanese detailed reports that have been published elsewhere, consists of two volumes. This volume 1 summarises the Decontamination Pilot Project, providing the background required to put this work in context for an international audience. In volume 2, the subsequent application of output from these projects to regional remediation now being conducted by the Japanese government and municipalities, is discussed, along with a status update on such work, an overview of associated JAEA's R&D and international input to/review of regional environmental decontamination in Fukushima.
Ogawa, Shuichi*; Yoshigoe, Akitaka; Ishizuka, Shinji*; Teraoka, Yuden; Takakuwa, Yuji*
Thin Solid Films, 508(1-2), p.169 - 174, 2006/06
The surface morphological change during growth and subsequent decomposition of very thin oxide on Si(001) surface was observed in real time by RHEED combined with AES and macroscopically by STM. The RHEED intensity ratio between half-order spots revealed that etching of the surface took place in a manner of nucleation and lateral growth of dimer vacancy on the terrace during two-dimensional (2D) oxide island growth at 690C, whereas the resultant oxide layer was decomposed at 709C with consumption of Si atom in a step flow mode. STM observation of the partially oxide decomposed surface, however, showed that a number of Si islands with 10-20 angstrom in diameter remained randomly over the rather atomically flat terraces within voids in spite of the step-flow etching. These results are considered in terms of the phase separation of Si-rich oxide grown by 2D oxide island growth mode between Si clusters and a stoichiometric SiO matrix and subsequent precipitation of Si islands on the terrace during decomposition.