International Advanced Training Course on Stakeholder Engagement for Recovery after Nuclear Disaster
Since the Chernobyl and Fukushima accidents, the question of preparing for a possible new nuclear accident has become a major concern for decision-makers in charge of radiological protection around the world. In this context, international organizations, particularly the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), have been mobilized to develop recommendations, standards, and operational guidelines for not only the preparation of an emergency response, but also the long-term recovery phase.
Nagasaki University provides a new training course called “International Advanced Training Course on Stakeholder Engagement for Recovery after a Nuclear Disaster”. This course is based on the Nagasaki University experience in the Futaba district of Fukushima Prefecture in relation to the involvement of affected people after the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on March 11, 2011. The course consists of presentations by professors at Nagasaki University and interviews with local stakeholders who actively participated in the recovery process in Kawauchi village, Tomioka town, Okuma town, and Futaba town.
The course aims to establish an intelligent exchange platform related to radiological protection in the Hamadori coastal region of Fukushima by explaining and presenting practical experience based on the model developed by Nagasaki University in cooperation with Kawauchi village, Tomioka town, Okuma town, and Futaba town to support rehabilitation in the areas affected by the Fukushima accident.