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The 5th International Advisory Meeting (December 5–6, 2017)

The 5th International Advisory Meeting was held December 5–6, 2017. International advisors are overseas experts who provide advice to the Board of Directors of the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID). Topics include organizational operations and management issues.

The International Advisors observed the progress resulting from IRID activities that were conducted during the past year. In addition, they evaluated IRID’s establishment of the IRID Design Review Meeting (IDR), R&D management, enhancement of communications and information releases, and self-assessment. Additionally, the advisors offered valuable advice on various topics, such as establishment of the knowledge management system and the promotion of balanced R&D. We will certainly make use of their expertise to carry out R&D more efficiently and effectively.

1. 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, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)
  • Mr. Luis E. Echávarri (Spain)
    Former Director-General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and member of the International Nuclear Safety Group (INSAG)

2. Overall Schedule

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017: Report on the current status of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (update) and overview of IRID activities, progress on R&D projects, and self-assessment
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017: Comprehensive discussions and advice and proposals from International Advisors on the overview of IRID activities

3. Advice and Proposals from International Advisors

  • (1) Evaluation of progress on cross-cutting activities based on recommendations from advisors last year and improvement regarding information releases
  • (2) Evaluation on progress of R&D and self-assessment
  • (3) Study regarding the knowledge management system

International Advisory Meeting, December 5-6, 2017

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  • International Advisory Meeting

  • Left: Prof. Brownridge;
    center: Mr. Echávarri;
    right: Mr. Barrett