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IRID Symposium 2015 in Fukushima
- Create a Path to Decommissioning “Approaching Molten Fuel Debris” -

IRID held the symposium to introduce our achievements of R&D for decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) as follows.

  • 1. Date and Time: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 13:15-16:50 (Venue open hour: 12:45)
  • 2. Venue: Corasse Fukushima, Multipurpose Hall
      (1-20, Mikawaminami-machi, Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture)
  • 3. Programs
13:15-13:30 Opening Address
Mr. Hirofumi Kenda,
President, IRID
Gust Speech
Mr. Hirohide Hirai,
Director-General for Fukushima Daiichi Decommissioning
& Nuclear Technology Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
[The First Part]  
13:30-14:10 Special Lecture
Mr. Naohiro Masuda,
Managing Executive Officer,
Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (TEPCO)
President & Chief Decommissioning Officer,
Fukushima Daiichi Decontamination
and Decommissioning Engineering Company
14:10-14:30 Briefing on Overview of IRID
Mr. Kiichi Suganuma,
Executive Director, IRID
14:30-15:30 R&D for Decommissioning
Mr. Kiyoshi Oikawa,
Director, IRID
15:30-15:45 Break
[The Second Part]  
15:45-16:45 Panel Presentation
Panels, images and a robot were exhibited.
Engineers in charge of each R&D answered questions from participants.
Person in charge of each R&D
16:45-16:50 Closing Address

Situation in the symposium

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[The First Part]

Mr. Naohiro Masuda, Chief Executive Officer, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (TEPCO) gave a lecture about the current status of TEPCO’s efforts toward decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi NPS. IRID Director Kiyoshi Oikawa introduced our achievements and progress status of R&D for decommissioning. A total of about 250 people participated in the symposium.

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  • Situation at the reception welcoming participants

  • Opening address
    by IRID President Mr. Kenda

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  • Guest speech by Mr. Hirohide Hirai, Director-General for Fukushima Daiichi Decommissioning & Nuclear Technology Policy, METI

  • Special lecture by Mr. Naohiro Masuda, Managing Executive Officer, TEPCO

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  • Briefing on overview of IRID by IRID Executive Director Mr. Suganuma

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  • Explanation on the current status of R&D for decommissioning by IRID Director Mr. Oikawa

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[The Second Part]

Panels and images were exhibited and a robot was demonstrated. IRID engineers engaged in R&D directly answered questions from participants. This became a valuable opportunity also for IRID to promote communication with people in Fukushima.

  • Exhibition and demonstration of a shape-changing robot (prototype)

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  • IRID engineers answered questions from participants, using panels and so forth.

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  • IRID President Mr. Kenda interviewed by mass media

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  • Closing address by IRID President Mr. Kenda (right) and Mr. Shinichiro Matsumoto, IRID Deputy General Manager of International & Academia Cooperation Team, who served as the master of ceremony at the symposium (left)

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