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Project Title: Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants

PIN: DELS-NRSB-12-01         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit:
DEPS Board on Energy & Environmental Systems
Committee on International Security and Arms Control
Office of the Foreign Secretaries
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board

RSO:
Crowley, Kevin

Subject/Focus Area:
Energy and Energy Conservation; Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies; International Issues; National Security and Defense


Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants
November 26, 2012 - November 28, 2012
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan


If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Darlene Gros
Email: Fukushima@nas.edu
Phone: +1 (202) 334-3066
Fax: +1 (202) 334-3077


Agenda:

Monday, November 26, 2012


PLENARY SESSION

Location: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Meeting Room 1A & 1B


1:30 pm Call to Order and Welcome
Introductions
Meeting Plans and Procedures
Norman Neureiter, Committee Chair

1:45 pm Greetings from U.S. Embassy Representative
Jessica Webster, Economic Minister Counselor

2:00 pm Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission
Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Chair, Academic Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

2:45 pm Questions and Discussion

3:30 pm Break

3:50 pm Lessons-Learned by TEPCO from the Fukushima Accident
Akira Kawano, General Manager, Tokyo Electric Power Co.

4:35 pm Questions and Discussion

5:20 pm Adjourn



Tuesday, November 27, 2012


PLENARY SESSION

Location: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Sokairou Hall


8:30 am Call to Order and Welcome
Introductions
Meeting Plans and Procedures
Norman Neureiter, Committee Chair

8:45 am Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Koichi Kitazawa, Chair, Private Independent Investigation Commission
Yoichi Funabashi, Chair, Rebuild Japan Foundation
Nobumasa Akiyama, Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Law, Hitotsubashi University

9:30 am Questions and Discussion

10:15 am BREAK

10:35 am Response of the Onagawa Plant to the Great East-Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Akiyoshi Obonai, Deputy Manager of Nuclear Power Department, Tohoku Electric Power Co.
Jun Iida, Assistant Manager of Nuclear Power Department, Tohoku Electric Power Co.
Kazuo Hirata, Assistant Manager of Civil & Architectural Engineering
Department, Tohoku Electric Power Co.

11:20 am Questions and Discussion

12:05 pm Nuclear Regulation Authority: Overview, Timeline for Establishment, Current and Future Plans
Toyoshi Fuketa, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulation Authority

12:20 pm Questions and discussion

12:45 pm Adjourn morning session



BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1 & 2
Location: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Sokairou Hall and Meeting Room 1A & 1B


Note: There will be a 15-minute break starting at about 3:30 pm.
Session 1: Accident Progression Analysis (Sokairou Hall)
Moderated by Michael Corradini, committee member
Session time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Session 2: Off Site Emergency Response and Regulatory Oversight (Meeting Room 1A & 1B)
Moderated by Paul Locke, committee member
Session time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm



Wednesday, November 28, 2012


BREAKOUT SESSIONS 3, 4 & 5
Location: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Sokairou Hall and Meeting Room 1A & 1B


Session 3:

Accident Management and Operator Training (Sokairou Hall)
Moderated by Emilie Roth, committee member
Session time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Session 4: Risk Assessments (Meeting Room 1A & 1B)
Moderated by B. John Garrick, committee vice chair
Session time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Session 5: Hydrogen Explosions (Meeting Room 1A & 1B)
Moderated by Quinn Brewster, committee member
Session time: 10:45 am – 12:30 pm



Note to Journalists – Seating for reporters at this meeting is limited. Those who wish to attend should register with the NAS Office of News and Public Information before 21 November 2012.
E-mail to register: Hjwalsh@nas.edu
No video cameras will be permitted during the plenary or breakout sessions.

Information updated 12/2/2012


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Norman Neureiter (Chair)
B. John Garrick (Vice-Chair)
Robert Bari
Percy Beard Jr.
M. Quinn Brewster
Michael Golay
Barbara Hamrick
Paul Locke
James Matheson
Najmedin Meshkati
Thomas Moser
Arthur Motta
Emilie Roth
Elizabeth Ten Eyck
Loring Wyllie Jr.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Meeting agenda planning

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: December 7, 2012