Contamination at Plutonium Fuel Research Facility (PFRF) in Oarai Research and Development Center

We deeply apologize to the people in Japan especially those who live in the communities surrounding the site and concerned parties for causing a great deal of concern and trouble with regard to the accident involving radiation contamination and internal exposure of workers that occurred on June 6 at Plutonium Fuel Research Facility (PFRF) of Oarai Research and Development Center.

The JAEA, taking this accident seriously, will secure safety at the site, while proceeding with the investigation into the causes of the accident and release the information promptly.

Information concerning the accident at PFRF:

- Contamination at Plutonium Fuel Research Facility of Oarai Research and Development Center

- Report on the contamination at Plutonium Fuel Research Facility (the second report)

- President’s statement on contamination at Plutonium Fuel Research Facility (PFRF) in Oarai Research and Development Center

- Environmental radiation monitoring data
*There is no impact on the surrounding environment by this accident.

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