JAPAN ATOMIC INDUSTRIAL FORUM, INC.

for Japanese

28 July, 2017

Commentary on Publication of National Map of Scientific Characteristics Regarding Geological Disposal of HLW

Today, the national government released the so-called "map of scientific characteristics," which displays, on a nationwide map, the scientific characteristics of each region of Japan relating to the geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste (HLW). Created by organizing existing data, the map was developed through discussions undertaken by the geological disposal technology working group established within the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy, part of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

JAIF President Takahashi

The map’s presentation is the first step on a long road that will eventually lead to the realization of the geological disposal of HLW. It does not, however, contain a determination of the site of final disposal, the selection of which will require further detailed surveys.

It can be said that it behooves our generation, enjoying the benefits of nuclear power in this age of prosperity, to promote efforts toward final HLW disposal. Now that the map has been released, the public ought to become more interested in the issue. It is our hope that the issue of HLW disposal will be discussed in various places around Japan.

All stakeholders involved in nuclear power must strive to ask questions broadly about the final disposal of HLW, as a national task, thereby gaining the public’s understanding. JAIF, together with the nuclear industry as a whole, intends to disseminate information and carry out dialogues concerning the necessity of the geological disposal project.

Akio Takahashi, President, JAIF

Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

SNS facebooktwitter

NPPs Map

Video

“The current situation at Fukushima Daiichi NPS” -From 3.11 toward the future- (ver, July 2019)

8 July, 2019
“The current situation at Fukushima Daiichi NPS” -From 3.11 toward the future- (ver, July 2019)09:17

Recent News

29 November, 2019
NRA Issues Draft Review Report: Onagawa-2 Meets New Regulatory Standards
28 November, 2019
RIKEN Unveils Transportable Compact Neutron Source System
27 November, 2019
JAIF Releases Results of Fact-Finding Survey of Japanese Nuclear Industry for Fiscal 2018
26 November, 2019
Hitachi Receives Order from Mayo Clinic to Build First Carbon Ion Treatment System in North America
25 November, 2019
Keidanren: Japan’s Commitment to Low-Carbon Society Shows NPP Restarts Helped Reduce CO2 Emissions in Fiscal 2018
21 November, 2019
TEPCO Announces Timeline for Storage and Disposal of Treated Contaminated Water at Fukushima Daiichi
15 November, 2019
JAEA Holds Public Meeting, Discusses Future Vision, Fukushima Reconstruction and Revitalization
15 November, 2019
IAEA/RCA Symposium: Cooperating with Developing Countries Through Nuclear Science and Technology
8 November, 2019
EU to Ease Restrictions on Japanese Food Imports, Though Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Asserts Japan Will Work Toward Their Full Elimination
28 October, 2019
OCCTO’s Electricity Supply and Outlook for Winter Sees Capacity Reserve Margin of 3 Percent Nationwide
▲TOP