ISTC/STCU Symposium and Seminar
ISTC/STCU Symposium and Seminar:

The Experience and Technology of Russia, Ukraine and Other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Countries on Remediation and Restoration of Environments

On 3-4 February 2012, the Japanese government hosted a two-day symposium and seminar on The Experience and Technology of Russia, Ukraine and Other CIS Countries on Remediation and Restoration of Environments. Organised by the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) and the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU), this meeting was an opportunity for experts from zones most affected by the Chernobyl accident (Ukraine, Russia and Belarus) to share best practices in managing contaminated land. The meeting was co-organised by the Japanese government, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Participants discussed ISTC and STCU land decontamination projects relevant to conditions following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident and stakeholder engagement activities based on proposals made by the NEA.

Symposium on the application and R&D of the technologies of decontamination, remediation and restoration of environments

Tokyo, Japan
3 February 2012

Organisers

The Institute of Applied Energy, Japan
ISTC (International Science and Technology Center)
STCU (Science and Technology Center in Ukraine)

Day 1

I. Opening remarks

  • Mr. Tenzo Okumura (Senior Vice Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Dr. Ronald F. Lehman II (Director of the Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States)
  • Mr. Adriaan Van der Meer (Executive Director, ISTC)
  • Mr. Victor Korsun (Deputy Executive Director, STCU)

II. Current efforts and technologies in decontamination and remediation in Japan

  • Japan's activities for environmental remediation after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power plant accident
    Prof. Kenkichi Ishigure (Emeritus Prof. Tokyo University)
  • JAEA activities on decontamination toward environmental restoration of Fukushima
    Dr. Shinichi Nakayama (Deputy Director, Fukushima Environment Safety Center, The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA))

III. IAEA activities on rehabilitation and remediation technologies

  • Lessons learnt in post accident management of contaminated material and radioactive waste
    Dr. Zoran Drace (Team Leader of Predisposal in Waste Technology Section, Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology, Nuclear Energy Department, IAEA)

IV. International experience on stakeholder involvement in contaminated areas

  • International experience with stakeholder involvement in the rehabilitation of contaminated areas
    Dr. Edward Lazo (Deputy Head, Radiological protection and Radioactive waste management and decommissioning - OECD NEA)

V. Project results of ISTC and STCU

Chair: Prof. Satoru TANAKA (President, Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ))

Outline of rehabilitation and remediation projects of ISTC and STCU

  • Fukushima and the International Science and Technology Center
    Mr. Yasumasa Watanabe (Deputy Executive Director, ISTC)
  • Science and Technology Center in Ukraine
    Mr. Victor Korsun (Deputy Executive Director, STCU)

Presentation of the ISTC and STCU projects

  • Decontamination techniques evaluation
    Prof. Sergey V. Mikheykin (Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University)
  • Use of IPC for decontamination and remediation of soils contaminated from nuclear and industrial activities
    Prof. Alexander Zezin (Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University)
  • Combined technology for radioactive contaminated soil remediation based on application of hydroseparation, chemical leaching and addition of natural organic and mineral absorbers
    Dr. Valentina Toropova (Joint Institute for Power and Nuclear Research – Sosny National Academy of Sciences of Belarus)
  • Development of composition and technology of additives production for rehabilitation of soils contaminated by radionuclides and assessment of their application efficiency
    Dr. Alexei Konoplev (Center for Environmental Chemistry Research and Production Association “Typhoon” (Obninsk, Russia)
  • Results of radioecological monitoring of the Irtysh-Ob’ river system and opportunity of use in monitoring and radioecological assessment of marine/freshwater systems contaminated in Japan after NPP Fukushima accident
    Dr. Nikitin A. I. (Research and Production Association “Typhoon” of Roshydromet, Obninsk, Russia)
  • Migration of radionuclides in underground medium and rivers by the example of the Karachai lake site
    Dr. Malkovsky Victor I. (Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences)
  • Localisation of radioactive materials and reactor core 4 Ch NPP - system for dust suppression of radioactive aerosols
    Dr. Krasnov Victor (Institute of Safety Problems of NPPs NASU Chernobyl, Kyiv)
  • Some aspects of forestry at the radioactive contaminated territory
    Dr. Vasyl Yoschenko (Ukrainian Institute of Agricultural Radiology of National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv)

VI. Summary

Prof. Satoru TANAKA (President, Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ))

Day 2

Seminar for the restoration of Fukushima

Fukushima City, Japan
4 February 2012

I. Opening remarks

  • Mr. Goshi Hosono (Minister of the Environment, Minister for the Restoration from and Prevention of Nuclear Accident, Minister of State for the Nuclear Power Policy and Administration)
  • Mr. Yuhei Sato (Governor, Fukushima Prefecture),
  • Dr. Ronald F. Lehman II (Director of the Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the United States)
  • Mr. Adriaan Van der Meer (Executive Director, ISTC)
  • Mr. Vicor Korsun (Deputy Executive Director, STCU)

II. Report on the results of ISTC symposium on 3 February in Tokyo, Japan

  • Achievement of Rehabilitation and Remediation Projects of STCU and STCU
    Mr. Yasumasa Watanabe (Deputy Executive Director, ISTC)

III. The restoration efforts in Fukushima

  • Restoration efforts in affected area by the accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station
    Mr. Junichiro Ishida (Director, Fukushima Environmental Safety Center, JAEA)
  • Current situation of decontamination in a zone of life and future challenges
    Mr. Hikaru Tomita (Director General, Policy & Crisis Management Department, Fukushima City)

IV. Lessons Learnt from Foreign Experience in Contaminated Area

Chair: Dr. Edward Lazo (Deputy Head, Radiological protection and Radioactive waste management and decommissioning - OECD NEA)

Panel session 1: Health and agriculture

  • Dr. Ihar Kirenia (Head Physician of the Center Hospital of Bragin District, Belarus)
  • Ms. Mary Morrey (Deputy Director, Centre for Radiation, Chemicals and EnvironmentalHazards, HPA, UK)
  • Ms. Doncheva Yevgeniya (Deputy Director, Chernobyl Hostages Fund, National Journalist Union of Ukraine)
  • Mr.Dmytro Bobro (First Deputy Head of State Agency of Ukraine for Exclusion Zone Management)
  • Mr. Oleg Nasvit (Principal Expert, National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine, Environment and Technogenic Safety Department, Ukraine)
  • Provision of ISTC/STCU project information which were presented in Tokyo

Panelsession 2: Education, communication and administration

  • Mr. Vladimir Chernikov (Head of the Department on Mitigation of the Consequences of the Catastrophe on the Chernobyl NPP, Belarus)
  • Ms. Marina Filonova (Main Adviser of the Chairman of the Gomel Regional Executive Committee, Belarus)
  • Mr. Oleg Sobolev (Head of Information and Analytic Sector of the Belorussian Branch of Russian-Belarussian Informational Center about the Problems of the Consequences of the Catastrophe on Chernobyl NPP, Belarus)
  • Mr. Oleg Nasvit (Principal Expert, National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine, Environment and Technogenic Safety Department, Ukraine)

V. Discussion on restoration of Fukushima

Challenging issues for restoration of Fukushima
Ms. Kyoko Oba (Research Fellow, Applied Ethics Center for Engineering and Science, Kanazawa Institute of Technology)

Panel discussion 3: How all stakeholders together
Chair: Ms. Kyoko Oba (Research Fellow, Applied Ethics Center for Engineering and Science, Kanazawa Institute of Technology)

  • Mr. Masaru Moriya (Acting Director, Fukushima Office for Environmental Restoration, Ministry of the Environment)
  • Mr. Junichiro Ishida (Director, Fukushima Environmental Safety Center, JAEA)
  • Mr. Yuukou Endo (Mayor, Kawauchi Village)
  • Prof. Kenji Kamiya (Vice President, Fukushima Medical University)
  • Mr. Takashi Kanno (Managing Director, Shin-Fukushima Agricultural Cooperative)
  • Mr. Kazuyoshi Sanpei (Chairperson, Committee on Restoration Plan of Tomioka Town)
  • Dr. Tadashi Inoue (Chairperson, Subcommittee on Clean-Up Fukushima, AESJ)
  • Dr. Edward Lazo (Deputy Head, Radiological protection and Radioactive waste management and decommissioning - OECD NEA)

VI. Summary

Mr. Kazuaki Matsui (Executive Director, Institute of Applied Energy)

When?
3 - 4 February 2012
Tokyo, Japan
Contact
Dr. Edward Lazo Deputy Head, Radiological protection and Radioactive waste management and decommissioning - OECD NEA Tel.: +33 (0) 1 73 21 29 42