The Nuclear Emergency Assistance and Training Center (NEAT) was established in both Ibaraki and Fukui Prefectures in 2002, following the setup of Off-site Centers (OFCs) by the Government of Japan after the JCO Tokaimura criticality accident in 1999. It provides technical support to the OFCs and provides the central and local governments with technical advice and information.
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) is one of the designated public institutions described in Disaster Countermeasures Basic Act and Armed Attack Situations Response Act, and undertakes a role to technically support the central and local governments such as dispatch of specialists, supply of emergency equipment and support for monitoring according to their requests in case of nuclear or radiological emergencies. NEAT is the leading section of JAEA for such technical support activities. At the preparedness stage, NEAT conducts training on emergency response for various categories of emergency responders involved in off-site response.
News and updates
- January 25, 2018
- A pdf file describing the Civil Protection Operational Management Plan of Japan Atomic Energy Agency became available from the top page.
- October 30, 2017
- The web page of "Training" was updated to include the performance for FY2016.
- October 25, 2017
- The web page of "International cooperation" was updated to include activities in FY2016.
- October 18, 2017
- A pdf file describing the Disaster Management Operation Plan of Japan Atomic Energy Agency became available from the top page.
- October 13, 2017
- The web page of "First Responses" was updated to include our responses to the North Korean nuclear test in September 2017.
- September 15, 2017
- Initial responses in FY2016 was added to the web page of "Emergency Response Activities." Participation in Drills for FY2016 was included in the web page of "Nuclear Emergency Exercises." The table of Past visitors was updated to include the statistics for FY2016.
- July 27, 2017
- The web page of "First Responses" was updated to include our responses to the North Korean nuclear test in FY2016.
- June 8, 2017
- A new web page was introduced describing Emergency Responses of the JAEA to the Accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
- May 29, 2017
- The web page of Training was updated to include a training activity plan in FY2017.
- March 24, 2017
- The web page of Assistance in Aerial Monitoring was introduced. The information on participation in nuclear emergency exercises, past visitors and the web page of Activity of Fukui Branch were updated to include our activities in FY2015.