logo
* 搜尋
* 核能資訊中心
* 中心簡介
* 日本福島核災專區
* 相關資訊
國際核能現況 : Nuclear's fate in Japan depends on public acceptance
發表人 nicenter 於 2017/4/14 11:36:11 (125 人讀取)

Japan's continued use of nuclear power requires the public to be informed about the importance of the energy source and for its confidence in the industry to be restored, according to Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) chairman Takashi Imai.

In a keynote speech at the opening of the 50th JAIF Annual Conference in Tokyo, held 11-12 April, Imai said the debate about energy policies in Japan was "thrown into confusion" following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March 2011. The government maintained that nuclear energy would remain an "important baseload power source" but said Japan's use of nuclear power would be reduced.


All of Japan's 48 operational nuclear reactors were gradually taken off line following the accident. A new regulatory regime has since been created and by mid-2013 the Nuclear Regulation Authority had rewritten the country's requirements for nuclear power plant safety. Power companies then submitted applications for reactor restarts, which have progressed slowly and so far only five units have been given approval to restart.


"The domestic nuclear industry must overcome the current challenges by fully reflecting on the Fukushima Daiichi accident, allowing nuclear power to again be trusted by the public so as to help society."

Takashi Imai,
JAIF chairman


"From here, will nuclear power in Japan just be allowed to decline, not to be needed anymore, and be replaced with other types of energy?" Imai asked. "I think that such a thing should never be allowed to happen."


He stressed that the importance of nuclear power - "a semi-domestic form of energy in terms of stable supply" - has not changed for Japan, which has again become reliant on imported fossil fuels to meet its energy demand.


Japan has committed itself to reducing greenhouse gases emissions by 26% in 2030 from 2013 levels. Imai said, "While maximising energy conservation and disseminating renewable energy, it will be impossible for us to achieve that goal unless a certain degree of nuclear power is utilised."


He said nuclear power is "indispensable" to Japan as it is a "very important power source from the viewpoint of the 'three Es' of energy security, economy and environmental protection, all based on the premise of safety".


"Therefore, we in the domestic nuclear industry must overcome the current challenges by fully reflecting on the Fukushima Daiichi accident, allowing nuclear power to again be trusted by the public so as to help society," Imai said. "I would like the Japanese government to make a firm explanation of its importance to the public, and to clearly demonstrate Japan's intention to continue utilising nuclear power in the future."


He suggested nuclear power plant operators make safety "their highest priority as they accumulate a steady record of operation" for their restarted reactors. "At the same time, they need to talk with the public with a sense of transparency, so as to restore confidence in nuclear power."


He added, "It is incumbent upon us to collect and utilise various technologies and wisdom when developing decommissioning measures for Fukushima Daiichi - an activity which is capturing the world's attention - and to strive to rebuild Fukushima."


Imai said it is also necessary for the Japanese nuclear industry to respond to issues such as the nuclear fuel cycle, the disposal of high-level waste, the decommissioning of retired reactors, and "securing and fostering the human resources necessary for those activities". In doing so, the industry would "steadily promote the nuclear power business".


"For the Japanese nuclear industry to overcome its present difficulties, it must concentrate its resources and unite more than ever, while working in cooperation with other countries," Imai said. "By promoting such cooperation and collaboration, JAIF will continue to support the development of the nuclear industry."


Researched and written
by World Nuclear News



source: http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NP-Nuclears-fate-in-Japan-depends-on-public-acceptance-1204175.html



其他新聞
2018/4/25 14:18:47 - 經濟部、台電昨開深澳電廠記者會 宣示打造世界高效低排電廠 不讓供電與環保成為選擇題
2018/4/25 14:13:20 - Bruce Power signs advanced manufacturing contracts
2018/4/25 14:11:19 - Macron: Europe must prioritise emission reductions
2018/4/25 14:09:36 - State Backing Means China Can Absorb Risks Of New Nuclear, Says Report
2018/4/20 14:20:00 - 台電回應綠色和平,深澳對pm2.5的貢獻度最多0.08~0.18%,不知「相當於160萬輛汽車」的推估是從何而來?
2018/4/20 14:11:05 - 大潭電廠新增機組輸電線路變更 降低環境衝擊 依法提出環差申請
2018/4/20 14:07:49 - IAEA tests drone to fight disease-carrying mosquitos
2018/4/20 14:05:39 - Canada considers participation in Iter fusion project
2018/4/18 15:20:00 - 還原瑞芳保育區爭議的真相,台電籲請外界回歸事實討論
2018/4/18 15:18:00 - 台電深澳超超臨界計畫空品影響不到法規萬分之一 不會有許厝國小第2
2018/4/18 15:13:38 - AEM Technology sees milestone with first VVER-TOI
2018/4/18 15:10:12 - Report highlights impact of US nuclear plant closures
2018/4/18 15:04:37 - India, USA to collaborate on neutrino science
2018/4/11 15:10:00 - 台電簽署離岸風電第三方驗證合作備忘錄 為健全綠色金融環境助力
2018/4/11 15:08:23 - 原能會已設立「核二廠2號機再起動」專區,持續公開管制資訊
2018/4/11 15:03:05 - Council formed to support Canadian isotope production
2018/4/11 14:56:44 - Final Barakah dome complete
2018/3/30 14:47:16 - 今(29)日8時17分南投地區規模4.8有感地震,各核能電廠皆正常運作,原能會持續監控電廠運轉安全
2018/3/30 14:46:01 - 地熱發電國家隊首部曲 台電與中油簽MOU開發宜蘭地熱
2018/3/30 14:26:54 - FirstEnergy gives notice to deactivate four units

 線上期刊目錄

 瀏覽人數
今天: 88
昨天: 71
本月: 2434
總計: 519804

30013 新竹市光復路二段101號 創新育成中心三樓309室 電話:(03)571-1808 傳真:(03)572-5461 Email: nicenter@nicenter.org.tw