Support to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for Fukushima Clean Up.
Eden NE has provided support to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) through provision of an invited expert for an IAEA Cooperation Project with Fukushima Prefecture. Following the accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the IAEA and the Fukushima Prefecture agreed to cooperate on radiation monitoring and remediation. The main areas for cooperation are radiation monitoring, decontamination, waste management, and communication. The main role of the IAEA is to provide advice and support based on international experience and best practice. In February 2020 Shelly Mobbs attended the most recent cooperation project meeting in Fukushima, as an invited expert in radioactive waste management. She had also attended meetings in 2018 (Vienna) and 2019 (Fukushima) in the same role. Shelly and other members of the IAEA mission made presentations and held discussions with experts fromFukushima prefecture on a variety of topics associated with the safe management of waste containing a low level of radioactivity. The IAEA team and experts also had the opportunity to visit the interim storage facility where the waste (soil and other waste) that was generated during the decontamination work will be transferred over the next two years. In 2019 they visited one of the temporary storage sites where the wastes have been stored since the decontamination work.