What is CLADS?
Bases for domestically and internationally gathering knowledge
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (hereafter, “JAEA”) established the Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science (hereafter, “CLADS”) in 2015 .It is conducting R&D activities related to decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (hereafter, “1F”) of the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings. Inc.(TEPCO) based on the “Mid-and-Long-Term Roadmap towards the Decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station”.
The “International Collaborative Research Building”, which is the core of CLADS and the focal point for international research and development, was established in the vicinity of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. While forming a network for the interaction of human resources, at international and domestic universities, research institutions, and in the industry, we built a structure for promoting R&D and personnel nurturing jointly between the industry, academia, and government, in an integrated way, and we subsequently promoted decommissioning measures.
Collaboration and cooperation between the industry, academia, and government
Collaboration and cooperation between・TEPCO Holdings・International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning（IRID）・Nuclear Damage Compensation and the Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation
International and domestic universities/R&D institutions and the industry
Joint research and information exchange between・University of Tokyo, Tohoku University, and Tokyo Institute of Technology along with International bodies and private companies such as US, French, and UK laboratories.
Ministry of the Environment, Fukushima Prefecture
Collaboration and cooperation with・Fukushima Prefectural Centre for Environmental Creation・Fukushima High-Tech Center