Third Meeting of Joint Japan-Ukraine Committee for the Cooperation to Advance Aftermath Response to Accidents at Nuclear Power Stations
Third Meeting of Joint Japan-Ukraine Committee for the Cooperation to Advance Aftermath Response to Accidents at Nuclear Power Stations took place on November 26 at the National Institute of Strategic Research.Acting Head of the State Exclusion Zone Agency of Ukraine Vitaliy Petruk led committee meeting.
Acting Head of the State Exclusion Zone Agency of Ukraine Vitalii Petruk led committee meeting.
Introduction was made by the heads of delegations of Ukrainian and Japanese side (Vitalii Petruk, Toshihiro Aiki - deputy director of the European Bureau Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan). The meeting was attended by H.E. Shigeki Sumi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine. After agenda approve, Ukrainian and Japanese experts made the presentations on:
Session 1. Reconstruction Efforts and Improvement of Nuclear Safety based on “Chornobyl” and “Fukushima”experience.
Session 2. Remote radiation monitoring of the environment and locations of radioactive materials
Session 3. Contamination of products and efforts for remediation
Session 4. Maintenance and remediation of contaminated areas
Session 5. Prospects of Chornobyl-Fukushima cooperation
Each of the presentation was discussed after.
The joint meeting promoted to the better understanding of the situation and the current problems at in a post-accident emergency response at nuclear power plants. Ukrainian side had the opportunity to acquaint our Japanese colleagues with various aspects of the rehabilitation of contaminated areas after Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident and, to learn the experience of Japan in the consequences mitigating of the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, including the revival of the environment and returning to normal life.
The result of the intensive joint work was the signing of the Protocol, which includes the main aspects and ideas discussed during the meeting of the Joint Committee, and confirms the joint intention to further cooperation improvement in the field of emergency response in the present time and future.
After the meeting, participants agreed that the next meeting will be a strong impulse to the development of cooperation between Ukraine and Japan in the post-accident response.
The meeting was held pursuant to the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of Ukraine concerning cooperation to advance aftermath response to accidents at nuclear power stations signed on 18th April, 2012