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JAEA's Activities relating to the Great East Japan Earthquake

Status of JAEA's facilities

■ Status of JAEA's facilities (Ibaraki area)

The buildings of reactor facilities at Research centers of Ibaraki area were not affected, but a part of related facilities and buildings were severely damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March 2011.

On the other hand, there were no leakages of radioactive materials to outsides, fire nor injuries, and troubles relating to safety did not occur.

While safety is ensured at each facility, there are many places which need restoration and recovery plans including budget and inspection/resumption schedule, are being examined. (State of facilities in March 31, 2011)

State of the Monju

■ State of facilities outside Ibaraki area

R&D centers outside Ibaraki area were not affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, and are under safe conditions.

State of the "Monju"

Currently at the "Monju", the reactor is shut down. The decay heat inside the reactor is low and the spent fuels are safely controlled with their decay heat very low.Based on the accident at the Fukushima NPP, emergency drills are conducted under the assumption that all power supply lines for backup were disabled.