||International review on Safety Requirements for the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor "Monju"
139 , 2016-01 , JAEA
In response to the lessons learned from the serious nuclear accidents at the TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants, an advisory committee, which was set up by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, issued the report "Safety Requirements Expected to the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor Monju" taking into account the SFR specific safety characteristics in July 2014. The report was reviewed by the leading international experts on SFR safety from five countries and one international organization in order to obtain independent and objective evaluation. This international review was fulfilled in full cooperation of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. The international review comments on each subsection were collected and compiled, and then a summary of results was derived through the discussion at the review meeting and individual feedbacks. As a result the basic concept for prevention of severe accidents and mitigation of their consequences of Monju is appropriate in consideration of SFR specific safety characteristics, and is in accordance with international common understanding.