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The third International Advisory meeting was held on December 2-4, 2015.
International Advisors comprise overseas intellectuals appointed to provide IRID (board of directors) with advice from organizational and management perspectives.

On Day 1 of the Meeting, IRID reported the update of the Fukushima Daiichi, and the current status of IRID’s activities and R&D projects. On Day 2, the International Advisors inspected the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Stations (NPS), and on the final day (Day 3), they gave advice to IRID.

They acknowledged that IRID has made progress from the last year and appreciated our efforts: the introduction of the IRID design review process; the establishment of the nuclear safety working group; and, the strengthening of information release and communications.

Also, they gave us valuable advice that we should flexibly respond to matters: how to advance our projects in the future and how to manage funds and that it is useful to investigate technologies in other industries such as the oil industry.

(Members of the International Advisors)

  • Mr. Lake H. Barrett, USA
         Independent Consultant (former Site Director for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
         (NRC) for the Three Mile Island accident)
  • Professor Melanie Brownridge*, UK
         Head of Technology at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) (Head of R&D)
  • Mr. Luis E. Echavarri, Spain
         Former Director General of the OECD/NEA (expert with experience such as
         membership in the International Nuclear Safety Group (INSAG))

*She is a UK member from the Third IRID International Advisory Meeting. Dr. Adrian Simper (NDA director) served as a UK member at the First and Second IRID International Advisory Meetings.

December 2 Holding the International Advisory Meeting

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  • Holding the International Advisory meeting

  • Left: Mr. Barrett,
    Right: Mr. Echavarri

  • Left: Prof. Brownridge Right: Dr. Simper


December 3 Inspecting the Fukushima Daiichi NPS

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  • Large rest room in the Fukushima Daiichi NPS (View window)

  • Wearing a mask and coveralls

  • Inspecting the Fukushima Daiichi NPS Unit 5



  • Exchanging opinions with Mr. Ono, the Site Superintendent of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear NPS

  • Exchanging opinions with the on-site representatives of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear NPS