Medium- and Long-Term
R&D Project and Management Plan




July 2001
Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute



Content

1. Introduction

2. Medium- and Long-Term Perspectives and JNC's Future Projects
2.1. Current Status
2.2. Medium- and Long-Term Perspectives
2.3. How Operations Will be Conducted
2.4. International Cooperation

3. Details of Operation
3.1. R&D on FR Cycle Technologies
3.1.1. Long-Term Perspectives
3.1.1.1. R&D Goals
3.1.1.2. R&D Methods

3.1.2. Plans for the Next Five Years
3.1.2.1. Developing the FR Reactor Core and Plant Technologies
3.1.2.2. Developing FR Fuel Materials and Fuel Fabrication Technologies
3.1.2.3. Developing FR Reprocessing Technologies

3.2. R&D on Processing and Disposal Technologies for High-Level Radioactive Waste
3.2.1. Long-Term Perspectives
3.2.1.1. Developing Treatment Technologies for High-Level Radioactive Waste
3.2.1.2. R&D on Geological Disposal Technology of HLW

3.2.2. Plan for the Next Five Years
3.2.2.1. Developing HLW Treatment Technology
3.2.2.2. R&D on Geological Disposal Technology of HLW

3.3. Developing Reprocessing Technologies for LWRs
3.3.1. Long-Term Perspectives
3.3.2. Plans for the Next Five Years

3.4. Environmental Protection Measures
3.4.1. Measures for Processing, Storage and Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste
3.4.1.1. Long-Term Perspectives
3.4.1.2. Plan for the Next Five Years

3.4.2. Measures for Decommissioning Facilities
3.4.2.1. Long-Term Perspectives
3.4.2.2. Plan for the Next Five Years

3.4.3. Measures for Dealing with Abandoned Mines
3.4.3.1. Long-Term Perspectives
3.4.3.2. Plan for the Next Five Years

3.5. Consolidating and Streamlining Operations
3.5.1. Overseas Uranium Prospecting
3.5.2. Uranium Enrichment Operations
3.5.3. Fugen (Advanced Thermal Reactor)

4. Capital, Personnel and Organization

Budget Trend

Pessonnels Trend

Annex: Operating Policy of the Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute

Attachment: Efforts to reform