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JAEA Reports

Annual report for FY2018 on the activities of Department of Decommissioning and Waste Management (April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019)

Department of Decommissioning and Waste Management

JAEA-Review 2020-012, 103 Pages, 2020/08

JAEA-Review-2020-012.pdf:8.17MB

This report describes the activities of Department of Decommissioning and Waste Management (DDWM) in Nuclear Science Research Institute (NSRI) in the period from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. The report covers organization and missions of DDWM, outline and operation/maintenance of facilities which belong to DDWM, treatment and management of radioactive wastes, decommissioning activities, and related research and development activities which were conducted in DDWM.

JAEA Reports

Study on the evaluation methodology of the radioactivity concentration in low-level radioactive wastes generated from post irradiation examination facility

Mitsukai, Akina; Haraga, Tomoko; Ishimori, Kenichiro; Kameo, Yutaka

JAEA-Technology 2019-015, 52 Pages, 2019/11

JAEA-Technology-2019-015.pdf:2.46MB

In the future, radioactive waste which generated from nuclear research facilities in Japan Atomic Energy Agency are planning to be buried for the near surface disposal. It is necessary to establish the method to evaluate the radioactivity concentrations of the radioactive wastes. In this work, we studied the evaluation method of radioactivity concentration based on radiochemical analysis data (H-3, C-14, Cl-36, Co-60, Ni-63, Sr-90, Mo-93, Nb-94, Tc-99, Ag-108m, Sn-126, I-129, Cs-137, Eu-152, Eu-154, U-233+234, U-238, Pu-238, Pu-239+240, Pu-241, Am-241, Am-243, Cm-244) which was generated from research facility Hot Laboratory. As a result of examining the application of the scaling factor method, the correlation with Key-nuclide in some nuclides which are Sr-90, I-129, Eu-154, U-233+234, Pu-238, Pu-239+240, Am-241, Cm-244 confirmed by the correlation coefficient and t-test. In the present radiochemical analysis data, the mean activity concentration method can be applied to all nuclides which could not be applied to the scaling factor method H-3, C-14, Cl-36, Ni-63, Mo-93, Nb-94, Tc-99, Ag-108m, Sn-126, Eu-152, U-238, Pu-241 and Am-243. Ni-63, Tc-99, Eu-152 and U-238 could be applied to the scaling factor method with getting several additional data, this study will be continued to review for the practical evaluation method.

JAEA Reports

Annual report for FY2017 on the activities of Department of Decommissioning and Waste Management (April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018)

Department of Decommissioning and Waste Management

JAEA-Review 2019-011, 91 Pages, 2019/10

JAEA-Review-2019-011.pdf:5.25MB

This report describes the activities of Department of Decommissioning and Waste Management (DDWM) in Nuclear Science Research Institute (NSRI) in the period from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. The report covers organization and missions of DDWM, outline and operation/maintenance of facilities which belong to DDWM, treatment and management of radioactive wastes, decommissioning activities, and related research and development activities which were conducted in DDWM.

JAEA Reports

Annual report for FY2016 on the activities of Department of Decommissioning and Waste Management (April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017)

Department of Decommissioning and Waste Management

JAEA-Review 2018-008, 87 Pages, 2018/07

JAEA-Review-2018-008.pdf:2.67MB

This report describes the activities of Department of Decommissioning and Waste Management (DDWM) in Nuclear Science Research Institute (NSRI) in the period from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. The report covers organization and missions of DDWM, outline and operation/maintenance of facilities which belong to DDWM, treatment and management of radioactive wastes, decommissioning activities, and related research and development activities which were conducted in DDWM.

JAEA Reports

Development of $$^{93}$$Zr, $$^{93}$$Mo, $$^{107}$$Pd and $$^{126}$$Sn analytical methods for radioactive waste from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Aono, Ryuji; Sato, Yoshiyuki; Shimada, Asako; Tanaka, Kiwamu; Ueno, Takashi; Ishimori, Kenichiro; Kameo, Yutaka

JAEA-Technology 2017-025, 32 Pages, 2017/11

JAEA-Technology-2017-025.pdf:1.45MB

We have developed analytical methods for $$^{93}$$Zr, $$^{93}$$Mo, $$^{107}$$Pd and $$^{126}$$Sn, which are considered important in terms of the safety assessment of radioactive waste disposal. The methods are specialized for the wastes left after Fukushima accident. As the main analytical sample, we assumed accumulated water / treated water collected at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. As for $$^{93}$$Zr, $$^{93}$$Mo, $$^{107}$$Pd and $$^{126}$$Sn contained in this accumulated water / treated water, we have worked on the development of separation and purification method of target nuclide and improvement of recovery, and summarized these results in this report.

Journal Articles

Development of determination method of $$^{93}$$Mo content in metal waste generated at the Japan Power Demonstration Reactor

Shimada, Asako; Omori, Hiroyuki*; Kameo, Yutaka

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 314(2), p.1361 - 1365, 2017/11

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:100(Chemistry, Analytical)

A separation method of Mo from Nb, Zr, and the matrix elements of rubble waste was modified to determine the content of $$^{93}$$Mo in metal waste. A separation scheme to treat 1 g of metal waste was established by optimizing the amount of ascorbic acid, the rinsing solution, and repeating of the procedure. A thin-layer source was prepared using direct drop deposition and evaporation to measure $$^{93}$$Mo content. Finally, $$^{93}$$Mo content in the metal waste generated at the Japan Power Demonstration Reactor was analyzed using the developed method.

Journal Articles

Radioactive strontium measurement using ICP-MS following cascade preconcentration and separation system

Takagai, Yoshitaka*; Furukawa, Makoto*; Kameo, Yutaka; Matsueda, Makoto; Suzuki, Katsuhiko*

Bunseki Kagaku, 66(4), p.223 - 231, 2017/04

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:68.65(Chemistry, Analytical)

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Separation of Zr in the rubble waste generated at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Shimada, Asako; Kameo, Yutaka

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 311(3), p.1613 - 1618, 2017/03

AA2016-0191.pdf:0.23MB

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:100(Chemistry, Analytical)

Separation method of Zr using trans uranium resin (TRU resin) was developed. Approximately 100% of Zr, Nb, Bi, Th, and U and a part of Mo and Hg were extracted on the TRU resin from 3 M HNO $$_{3}$$ solution and separated from Li, Be, Mg, Al, Ca, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, As, Se, Rb, Sr,Ag, Cd, In, Cs, Ba. Approximately 100% of Zr, Nb, and U were striped from the TRU resin with 0.01 M HF and 10% of Mo, 7.1% of Hg, 77% of Bi, and 20% of Th were also included in the stripping solution. In order to measure $$^{93}$$Zr with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), Zr has to be separated from Nb and Mo to avoid isobaric interference. Therefore, further purification of Zr using tetra valent actinide resin (TEVA resin) was applied. The developed method was evaluated with the simulated rubble sample solution. Although a part of Zr was eluted during sample loading, most of Zr was extracted on the TRU resin and separated major elements of the rubble sample. Finally, Zr was separated from Nb and Mo with the TEVA resin.

Journal Articles

Radiochemical analysis of rubble collected from around and inside reactor buildings at Units 1 to 4 in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Sato, Yoshiyuki; Aono, Ryuji; Konda, Miki; Tanaka, Kiwamu; Ueno, Takashi; Ishimori, Kenichiro; Kameo, Yutaka

Proceedings of 54th Annual Meeting of Hot Laboratories and Remote Handling (HOTLAB 2017) (Internet), 13 Pages, 2017/00

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Radiochemical analysis of rubble collected from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Sato, Yoshiyuki; Tanaka, Kiwamu; Ueno, Takashi; Ishimori, Kenichiro; Kameo, Yutaka

Hoken Butsuri, 51(4), p.209 - 217, 2016/12

A large amount of contaminated rubbles were generated by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (F1NPS). For safe decommissioning of F1NPS, it is important to evaluate the composition and concentration of radionuclides in the rubbles. In this paper, to characterize the rubbles collected at F1NPS in Unit-1, Unit-2 and Unit-3, radiochemical analysis was operated. As a result of radiochemical analysis, $$gamma$$-ray-emitting nuclides $$^{60}$$Co, $$^{137}$$Cs and $$^{152,154}$$Eu, $$beta$$-ray-emitting nuclides $$^{3}$$H, $$^{14}$$C, $$^{90}$$Sr and $$^{99}$$Tc, and $$alpha$$-particle-emitting nuclides $$^{238,239+240}$$Pu, $$^{241}$$Am and $$^{244}$$Cm were detected. In contrast, $$^{94}$$Nb and $$^{152}$$Eu concentrations were below the detection limit. Measured radioactive concentrations implied that $$^{3}$$H, $$^{14}$$C, $$^{60}$$Co and $$^{90}$$Sr concentrations depended on $$^{137}$$Cs concentration respectively. This analysis was characterized the radioactivity concentrations of the rubbles.

Journal Articles

Development of an extraction chromatography method for the analysis of $$^{93}$$Zr, $$^{94}$$Nb, and $$^{93}$$Mo in radioactive contaminated water generated at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Shimada, Asako; Kameo, Yutaka

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 310(3), p.1317 - 1323, 2016/12

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:45.52(Chemistry, Analytical)

JAEA Reports

Study on radionuclide analysis of rubble and plants for decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Seki, Kotaro; Sasaki, Takayuki*; Akimoto, Yuji*; Tokunaga, Takahito; Tanaka, Kiwamu; Haraga, Tomoko; Ueno, Takashi; Ishimori, Kenichiro; Hoshi, Akiko; Kameo, Yutaka

JAEA-Technology 2016-013, 37 Pages, 2016/07

JAEA-Technology-2016-013.pdf:2.09MB

In this study, based on the simple and rapid analytical method established from the wastes from research facilities, we created analytical schemes which is applicable to rubble and plants collected at Fukushima Daiichi, then transported to Nuclear Science Research Institute of JAEA. We examined the applicability, and confirmed quantifiability of radioactivity concentration with high recovery rate without being affected by fission products such as $$^{90}$$Sr and $$^{137}$$Cs.

JAEA Reports

Analysis of the radioactivity concentrations in low-level radioactive waste generated from JPDR facilities, 4

Omori, Hiroyuki; Nebashi, Koji; Shimada, Asako; Tanaka, Kiwamu; Yasuda, Mari; Hoshi, Akiko; Tsuji, Tomoyuki; Ishimori, Kenichiro; Kameo, Yutaka

JAEA-Data/Code 2014-029, 31 Pages, 2015/03

JAEA-Data-Code-2014-029.pdf:1.51MB

Simple and rapid methods to evaluate the radioactivity concentrations are required for the radioactive waste generated from research facilities in the Japan Atomic Energy Agency to dispose of in a near-surface repository. In order to establish the methods to evaluate the radioactivity concentrations of miscellaneous solid waste generated from research and testing reactors, we collected and analyzed samples from miscellaneous solid waste generated by the decommissioning of JPDR (Japan Power Demonstration Reactor). In this report, we reported the analytical data determined in fiscal 2014 ($$^{137}$$Cs and $$^{93}$$Mo) and summarized them with the radioactivity concentrations obtained in the past as basic data to consider the evaluation method of radioactivity concentrations in the stored waste taken from JPDR.

Journal Articles

Determination of $$^{129}$$I in the Accumulated radioactive water and processing water of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Shimada, Asako; Sakatani, Keiichi; Kameo, Yutaka; Takahashi, Kuniaki

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 303(2), p.1137 - 1140, 2015/02

 Times Cited Count:3 Percentile:62.51(Chemistry, Analytical)

Accumulated radioactive water and processing water were sampled from back and forth of the Accumulated radioactive water processing facility (ARWPF) at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) to estimate the radioactivity of the secondary waste such as zeolite and sludge adsorbed radioactive material. Separation method of I$$^{-}$$ from the radioactive materials using solid phase extractant, Anion-SR, was developed, and the concentration of $$^{129}$$I in the accumulated water and processing water was determined by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry including dynamic reaction cell (DRC-ICP-MS).

Journal Articles

Development of a rapid analytical method for $$^{129}$$I in the contaminated water and tree samples at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Shimada, Asako; Ozawa, Mayumi; Kameo, Yutaka; Yasumatsu, Takuyo*; Nebashi, Koji*; Niiyama, Takuya; Seki, Shuhei; Kajio, Masatoshi; Takahashi, Kuniaki

Nuclear Back-end and Transmutation Technology for Waste Disposal, p.311 - 317, 2015/00

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Development of a separation method for molybdenum from zirconium, niobium, and major elements of rubble samples

Shimada, Asako; Ozawa, Mayumi; Yabuki, Koshi*; Kimiyama, Kazuhiro; Sato, Kenji; Kameo, Yutaka

Journal of Chromatography A, 1371, p.163 - 167, 2014/12

 Times Cited Count:9 Percentile:54.87(Biochemical Research Methods)

JAEA Reports

Analysis of the radioactivity concentrations in low-level radioactive waste generated from JPDR facilities, 3

Yasuda, Mari; Tanaka, Kiwamu; Watanabe, Koichi; Hoshi, Akiko; Tsuji, Tomoyuki; Kameo, Yutaka

JAEA-Data/Code 2014-011, 59 Pages, 2014/08

JAEA-Data-Code-2014-011.pdf:16.84MB

Simple and rapid methods to evaluate the radioactivity concentrations are required to be established for the near surface disposal of radioactive wastes generated from research facilities at Japan Atomic Energy Agency. In order to establish the methods to evaluate the radioactivity concentrations of miscellaneous solid wastes generated from research and testing reactors, we collected and analyzed samples from miscellaneous solid wastes generated by the decommissioning of JPDR (Japan Power Demonstration Reactor). In the present paper, we summarized data about the radioactivity concentrations which accumulated by the analysis.

Journal Articles

Radiochemical analysis of rubble and trees collected from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Tanaka, Kiwamu; Shimada, Asako; Hoshi, Akiko; Yasuda, Mari; Ozawa, Mayumi; Kameo, Yutaka

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 51(7-8), p.1032 - 1043, 2014/07

 Times Cited Count:16 Percentile:12.97(Nuclear Science & Technology)

JAEA Reports

Analysis of the radioactivity concentrations in low-level radioactive waste generated from JPDR facilities, 2

Tanaka, Kiwamu; Yasuda, Mari; Watanabe, Koichi; Hoshi, Akiko; Tsuji, Tomoyuki; Higuchi, Hidekazu

JAEA-Data/Code 2013-008, 16 Pages, 2013/11

JAEA-Data-Code-2013-008.pdf:2.41MB

Simple and rapid methods to evaluate the radioactivity concentrations are required to be established for the near surface disposal of radioactive wastes generated from research facilities at Japan Atomic Energy Agency. In order to establish the methods to evaluate the radioactivity concentrations of miscellaneous solid wastes generated from research and testing reactors, we collected and analyzed samples from miscellaneous solid wastes generated by the decommissioning of JPDR (Japan Power Demonstration Reactor). In the present paper, we summarized data about the radioactivity concentrations which accumulated by the analysis.

Journal Articles

A New method to analyze $$^{242m}$$Am in low-level radioactive waste based on extraction chromatography and $$beta$$-ray spectrometry

Shimada, Asako; Kameo, Yutaka; Takahashi, Kuniaki

Analytical Chemistry, 85(16), p.7726 - 7731, 2013/08

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:80.84(Chemistry, Analytical)

A new method for identifying $$^{242m}$$Am in low-level radioactive waste (LLW) using $$beta$$-ray spectrometry is proposed. First, Eu, Am, and Cm in a digested solution of simulated LLW were separated from the major components of the digested solution and Pu using transuranium resin. Next, Am and Cm were separated from Eu using tetravalent actinide resin. A $$beta$$-ray spectrum of the fraction containing Am and Cm was recorded and the contribution of $$^{237}$$Np, which is a daughter nuclide of $$^{243}$$Am, was subtracted to determine the radioactivity of $$^{242}$$Am. The radioactivity of $$^{242m}$$Am determined by $$beta$$-ray spectrometry agreed with that obtained by analyzing the increase in $$^{242}$$Cm in the Am fraction just after its separation from Cm with tertiary pyridine resin.

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