The agreement cements the relationship between the two organisations which has been developing since NDF’s 2014 reorganisation to become responsible for facilitating the decommissioning of the Fukushima-Daiichi reactors damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
In particular the agreement allows for cooperation through information exchange in organizational and institutional arrangements for decommissioning and radioactive waste management; strategy development, implementation and delivery; facilitation of technical co-operation; stakeholder engagement, and skills and knowledge management.
Dr Adrian Simper, NDA’s Strategy and Technology Director, said:
We continue to support our Japanese colleagues with the important and difficult task of cleaning up the aftermath of the Fukushima-Daiichi accident. NDF has a key strategic remit in helping deliver this, and in many ways has similar functions to the NDA, and so I am very pleased to be able to share our knowledge and experience with them.
Mr Hajimu Yamana, NDF’s Vice President, said:
In 2014 NDF was given a new name and a new role to facilitate the decommissioning of the Fukushima-Daiichi reactors. International co-operation is an important aspect for our future success and we very much welcome signing this agreement with NDA, and are looking forward to working closely together.