Following the accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has begun recruiting human resources development and research and development projects related to the acceleration of decommissioning of nuclear power plants and the safe use of nuclear power. After holding open recruitment briefings in Tokyo and Osaka in May, the agenda for adoption will be decided in August-September, and the project will start in September-October.

 According to the Ministry of Education, the projects to be recruited are about 4 basic researches on improving the safety of nuclear power utilization, about 2 basic researches on the effects of radiation, and 2 humanities and social science researches on the relationship between nuclear power and society. Degree, about 1 studies on fuel debris (* 4) retrieval, about 4 environmental measures including waste, about 2 Japanese-English joint research on fuel debris retrieval and environmental measures including waste, nuclear power About 6 researches on safety infrastructure, about 8 researches on volume reduction of radioactive waste and development of technology to reduce toxicity.
The research period is within 3 to 4 years, and the research cost is within 500 to 1 million yen.The UK-Japan joint research will be carried out in collaboration with the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council by setting a publicly-offered theme.

 The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident caused a great deal of radiation damage in Fukushima Prefecture, and the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has emerged as a major issue. We are working on new technology development and human resource development projects aimed at reducing radiation damage.

 The new technology obtained from this project call will be used for decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, waste control, and reduction of radiation damage.
(* 1) Fuel debris Reactor fuel melts due to the loss of coolant, and cools and solidifies together with the reactor structural materials and control rods.

reference:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] Regarding the start of open recruitment for the 28 national issue-based R & D promotion project "Nuclear science and technology / human resources development promotion project that brings together wisdom" and "Nuclear system R & D project"

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