Needs for the decommissioning geotechnical engineering for Fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant

Shigeru Goto, Hideo Komine, Yuma Saito, Ema Yoshikawa, Makoto Suzuki, Yasutaka Watanabe

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    Abstract

    Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was damaged by huge tsunami in the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Decommissioning of the nuclear plant was presented as an urgent issue, but many difficulties persist in relation to the decommissioning process. Geotechnical engineering methods, e.g. a cutoff wall for decreasing the inflow of ground water into the plant and cover material of low radiation waste have already been applied to the site. Furthermore, we believe there are many more geotechnical engineering methods and materials that are useful for decommissioning the post-accident nuclear plant. A group of Japan Geotechnical Society researchers started to study an education system emphasizing the application of geotechnical engineering for post-accident nuclear plants under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. This education system is based on the new concept of 'Decommissioning Geotechnical Engineering'. This paper presents the concept of "The Decommissioning Geotechnical Engineering" and examples of Decommissioning Geotechnical Engineering technologies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages3119-3122
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
    Event19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2017 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 2017 Sep 172017 Sep 22

    Other

    Other19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2017
    CountryKorea, Republic of
    CitySeoul
    Period17/9/1717/9/22

    Keywords

    • Decommissioning
    • Geotechnical engineering
    • Nuclear power plant

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Goto, S., Komine, H., Saito, Y., Yoshikawa, E., Suzuki, M., & Watanabe, Y. (2017). Needs for the decommissioning geotechnical engineering for Fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. 3119-3122. Paper presented at 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2017, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.