A research team at the Kindai University Medical Department announced that it has developed, jointly with Hayakawa Rubber Co., Ltd.—a company famous for its radiation-resistant rubber—a radiation-shielding material known as “sealer soft tungsten rubber,” or STR. The material (photo from Kindai University’s website) can be softened and shaped in water of 60 degrees C, allowing it to maintain its form at normal temperatures.
- 2 August, 2019 IEEJ’s 2020 Economic and Energy Outlook Compares Effects of Completing and Not Completing Anti-Terrorism Facilities at Japan’s NPPs
- 18 June, 2019 MHI Tests Anti-Explosion Robot for Plant Inspections, Capitalizing on Experience Gained in Nuclear Accidents
- 21 May, 2019 【52nd JAIF Annual Conference】 Environmental Activist Michael Shellenberger, a Pro-nuclear Convert, Meets the Press
- 20 May, 2019 【52nd JAIF Annual Conference】 Leader Perspective: “French Nuclear Policy and Industry Update”
- 20 May, 2019 【52nd JAIF Annual Conference】 Session 3: “Diversity and Possibilities for Nuclear Technology”
- 15 May, 2019 【52nd JAIF Annual Conference】 Session 2: “Prospects for Development of Innovative Technology”
- 15 May, 2019 【52nd JAIF Annual Conference】 Fukushima Daiichi Report
- 15 May, 2019 【52nd JAIF Annual Conference】 Session 1: “Role of Nuclear Power as a Low-Carbon Energy Source”
- 10 May, 2019 JT60-SA’s Core Central Solenoid Installed at QST’s Naka Fusion Institute
- 24 April, 2019 【52nd JAIF Annual Conference】 JAIF Chairman Emphasizes Urgent Need for CO2-Free Nuclear Power
- 15 April, 2019 Keidanren Promotes Nuclear Power and Renewable Energies in Electric Power Policy Proposal
- 8 March, 2019 Chairman Hosoda of Chiyoda Technol Awarded National Order of Merit by France for Joint Development of Glass-Badge Personal Dosimeter
- 7 March, 2019 JAIF Holds Nuclear Recruiting Events in Tokyo and Osaka
On August 28, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the Chubu Electric Power Co., Hitachi, Ltd., and Toshiba Corporation all announced that they had signed a basic agreement on potential collaboration in the area of boiling water reactors (BWRs). Given that no BWRs have yet been restarted, maintaining the technology and human resources for the reactors is a major issue.