A Senior Expert Group on Safety Research Opportunities Post-Fukushima (SAREF) was established at the June 2013 CSNI meeting to propose a process for identifying and following up on research opportunities for addressing safety research gaps and advancing safety knowledge related to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, which would also support safe and prompt decommissioning in Japan.
The scope of work for the group includes identifying research opportunities that use information from Fukushima Daiichi, either available now or to be obtained during decommissioning, that will provide additional safety knowledge of common interest to the member countries. The group will submit a report with recommendations for safety research activities to CSNI by 2016.
Members from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States are participating in this expert group.
The Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) of Japan is chairing the group.
Last reviewed: 20 May 2014