International Symposium on
Present Status and Future Perspective for Reducing Radioactive Wastes ~ Challenge for the Relief in the Next-generation ~
Nuclear power bears an important role in Japan as it is positioned as a base-load power source, on the major premise of ensuring its safety, in the Strategic Energy Plan adopted by Cabinet in April 2014. The accumulation of spent fuels arising from nuclear power generation is a global problem. From the viewpoints of reduction of the volume and harmfulness of high-level radioactive waste and effective utilization of resources, Japan set the policy of making efforts on a nuclear fuel cycle while promoting reprocessing and plutonium use in Light Water Reactors and development of technologies including nuclear transmutation technology using fast reactors and accelerators to decrease the radiation dose remaining in radioactive waste for a long time and to enhance the safety of processing and disposal of radioactive waste.
This symposium provides a forum for individuals having interests on technology development for volume reduction and mitigation of degree of harmfulness of radioactive waste as well as students that will play important roles in the future to learn from experts about the present status and future perspective of research and development that has been promoted in Japan and to better understand the necessity of international collaboration and the present status and a plan for the future use of Monju, Joyo and J-PARC, which hold important positions as a testing tool.
Program on this symposium is available from the hyperlink below.
(There's a possibility that the program may be modified.)