Workshop on Preparedness for Post-Accident Recovery Process

The workshop provided an opportunity to discuss the major elements at stake for the structuring of a nuclear or radiological post-accident recovery management framework and to interact with Japanese governmental organisations as well as discussing and sharing non-governmental stakeholders experience in the recovery process. This event was open to international, national and local governmental representatives, people from the Fukushima prefecture, and researchers.  

The sessions dealt with the following topics:

  • welfare issues related to the lifting of the order of evacuation, including access to infrastructure, health surveillance and psycho-sociological effects
  • consequences for economic activities, including food management issues, and the management of other business activities
  • decontamination and waste management issues.
  • monitoring and dose assessment

The area of recovery management (RM) has been of interest within the Committee on Radiological Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA). In April 2018, the CRPPH agreed that RM work should be driven by the CRPPH and performed together with experts from the Working Party on Nuclear Emergency Matters (WPNEM). Within this framework, the CRPPH Expert Group on Recovery Management (EGRM) was created at the beginning of 2019 with the main objective of assisting NEA member countries in planning and improving their preparedness for recovery by producing guidance on how to develop a nuclear or radiological post-accident recovery management framework which can be adapted to national conditions.

Symposium venue and accommodations List

The symposium took place in the Sanjo Conference Hall at The University of Tokyo (7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8654).

Access map:  (see No. 2 in the map)

Accommodations list

WiFi Access: At the Sanjo Conference Hall, free wi-fi service is currently available. In addition to that, the eduroam is available at the Univ. of Tokyo.

Reception: The reception was held in the Co-op Second Refectory (Seikyo Daini Shokudo) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 February 2020 (see No. 5 on access map).

Key dates

Second announcement: December 2019

Registration deadline: 17 January 2020

Workshop: 18-19 February 2020