The Senior Expert Group on Safety Research Opportunities Post-Fukushima (SAREF) was established at the June 2013 CSNI meeting to identify research activities to address safety research knowledge gaps related to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, which would also support safe and timely decommissioning in Japan.
The scope of work for the group includes identifying research activities that use information from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, either immediately available or to be acquired during decommissioning, to provide additional safety knowledge of common interest to NEA member countries. The group will submit a report with recommendations for safety research activities to CSNI in 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 chairs the group.
Last reviewed: 20 May 2016