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30 September 2020

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Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology

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Toyohiko Yano, Tokyo Institute of Technology
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Toshihiko Ohnuki, Tokyo Institute of Technology
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Neil C. Hyatt, The University of Sheffield
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Fukushima Dai-ichi : Toward Environmental Restoration and Decommissioning of Damaged NPP 2021

The subsequent huge tsunami after the great East Japan Earthquake on March, 11, 2011 damaged emergency core cooling systems such as diesel generators of the three nuclear reactors of Units 1 through 3 at the TEPCO Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). Following failure of the reflooding resulted in the multiple large-scale core meltdown of Units 1 through 3. During these accident processes, many kinds of radionuclides including 131I and 137Cs, estimated to be about 150 and 15 PBq, respectively, were released in atmosphere. Most of the radionuclides including 235U, TRU, fission products were remained in the fuel debris. After the accident, water has been circulated to cooling nuclear fuels. The injection of cooling water into the reactors and groundwater flow into the reactor containment buildings through cracks generated a large amount of highly contaminated water. At present, decontamination and storage of a large amount of treated water containing tritium have been continuing.

Toward safe treatment of the contaminated water, environmental restoration, and decommissioning of the damaged NPP, many scientists and engineers not only in Japan, but also in whole world have been challenging with great effort. Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology published many technical papers related to the Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP accident after the accident. The journal published Special Issues of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in 2014 and in 2019. After publication of the special issues, scientists and engineers have continuously challenged to study and/or develop toward the environmental restoration and decommissioning of damaged NPP. In 10 years after the accident, scientific research and technical development related these issues should be progressed greatly and accumulated more. Therefore, the editorial committee set the special issues on Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP in this journal again and in Japanese language journal, Transactions of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, concurrently.

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Deadline of submission: September 30, 2020

After normal review process, accepted papers are published in JNST, volume 3 or 4, 2021.

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