Environmental geotechnics and education initiatives for recovery from the Fukushima i Nuclear Power Plant accident

Hideo Komine, Ikuo Towhata, Seiichi Narushima

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    Japan was severely impacted by the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku earthquake, and radiation from the subsequent accident at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima continues to pose problems for the region. This paper describes efforts that are underway to remediate the area based on civil engineering and environmental geotechnic principles. Specifically, this paper describes recommendations from a special task force that was organized by the Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS) in response to the accident. The task force has identified several areas where new environmental geotechnic technologies are needed and has put forth ideas for educational initiatives that will be necessary to train future engineers to work on the project. Research efforts on behalf of the authors and collaborators to develop new radiation shielding geo-materials are also presented. Preliminary data show that heavy bentonite based bentonite based slurry has exceptional shielding properties, and this geo-material may be useful for radiation shielding near and inside of the nuclear reactors. Lastly, some ideas regarding the design of intermediary repositories for contaminated soil are presented. Such repositories will be used to store contaminated soil for a period of 30 years.

    元の言語English
    ホスト出版物のタイトル15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2015: New Innovations and Sustainability
    出版者Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
    ページ1982-1985
    ページ数4
    DOI
    出版物ステータスPublished - 2015
    イベント15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2015 - Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan
    継続期間: 2015 11 92015 11 13

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    Other15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2015
    Japan
    Fukuoka, Kyushu
    期間15/11/915/11/13

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
    • Soil Science

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    Komine, H., Towhata, I., & Narushima, S. (2015). Environmental geotechnics and education initiatives for recovery from the Fukushima i Nuclear Power Plant accident. : 15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2015: New Innovations and Sustainability (pp. 1982-1985). Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. https://doi.org/10.3208/jgssp.TC215-05

    Environmental geotechnics and education initiatives for recovery from the Fukushima i Nuclear Power Plant accident. / Komine, Hideo; Towhata, Ikuo; Narushima, Seiichi.

    15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2015: New Innovations and Sustainability. Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2015. p. 1982-1985.

    研究成果: Conference contribution

    Komine, H, Towhata, I & Narushima, S 2015, Environmental geotechnics and education initiatives for recovery from the Fukushima i Nuclear Power Plant accident. : 15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2015: New Innovations and Sustainability. Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, pp. 1982-1985, 15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2015, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan, 15/11/9. https://doi.org/10.3208/jgssp.TC215-05
    Komine H, Towhata I, Narushima S. Environmental geotechnics and education initiatives for recovery from the Fukushima i Nuclear Power Plant accident. : 15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2015: New Innovations and Sustainability. Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 2015. p. 1982-1985 https://doi.org/10.3208/jgssp.TC215-05
    Komine, Hideo ; Towhata, Ikuo ; Narushima, Seiichi. / Environmental geotechnics and education initiatives for recovery from the Fukushima i Nuclear Power Plant accident. 15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2015: New Innovations and Sustainability. Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2015. pp. 1982-1985
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