NDA and NDF of Japan sign Co-operation Agreement

NDA and the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation of Japan (NDF) have signed a co-operation agreement at a ceremony at NDF’s headquarters in Tokyo.

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 organisational 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, INS Chairman and 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.”

 INS has led the UK’s industries relationship with Japan’s nuclear industry for 40 years, has an unprecedented network and, is the leading contact point for UK firms wishing to support Japanese nuclear clean-up.