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Fukiushima Daiichi: 10 years on
The Fukushima Daiichi site before the accident. All images are provided courtesy of TEPCO unless noted otherwise.
It was a rather normal day back on March 11, 2011, at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant before 2:45 p.m. That was the time when the Great Tohoku Earthquake struck, followed by a massive tsunami that caused three reactor meltdowns and forever changed the nuclear power industry in Japan and worldwide. Now, 10 years later, much has been learned and done to improve nuclear safety, and despite many challenges, significant progress is being made to decontaminate and defuel the extensively damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactor site. This is a summary of what happened, progress to date, current situation, and the outlook for the future there.
Nobuyuki Hosogane, JT-60SA Design Team, Japan-Europe Satellite Tokamak Working Group
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 52 | Number 3 | October 2007 | Pages 375-382
Technical Paper | The Technology of Fusion Energy - Experimental Devices and Advanced Designs | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1516
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The JT-60SA (Super Advanced) project is a joint project of the ITER Satellite Tokamak program and the National Centralized Tokamak program in Japan with missions of supporting ITER, complementing ITER and exploring advanced issues toward DEMO. JT-60SA is a tokamak with superconducting coils, equipped with a poloidal field coil system with wide plasma shape controllability, upper and lower divertors with different shapes, NBI and ECRF with heating power 41 MW and various heating methods, in-vessel coils for suppressing MHD instabilities. With these functions, possibilities of producing ELMy H-mode with improved confinement, full non-inductive current drive of high beta plasmas (N=3.7 at IP=3.5 MA, N =4.4 at IP=2.4 MA) and break-even class plasmas necessary for accomplishing the mission have been confirmed. The engineering design of JT-60SA is being done taking large annual neutron production into account. Double skin walls filled with borated water or boron doped concrete are employed for the vacuum vessel and cryostat, respectively, for neutron shield. Divertors structures and first walls are being designed so as to be changed with remote handling systems in the high radiation circumference.