16 Jan 2020 News Picture of A novel method for trace determination of uranium A novel method for trace determination of uranium

Uranium is an important nuclear material and contaminant with respect to the sites of uranium mining and whole nuclear facilities.

16 Jan 2019 News Picture of PRA research activities for a new inspection program PRA research activities for a new inspection program

A new risk-informed and performance-based inspection program will be enacted from April 2020. A part of this program builds on the information obtained from a probabilistic risk assessment (PRA).

16 Jan 2020 Seawall A Method for Evaluating the Maximum Tsunami Wave Pressure on Seawalls

The seawall is one of the main coastal protection structures against tsunamis. Estimating tsunami wave pressures on a structure is quite important when designing seawalls.

16 Jan 2020 News Picture of Effects of Neutron Irradiation on Concrete Strength Effects of Neutron Irradiation on Concrete Strength

The regulatory guide for reviewing the licensee's technical report for the extension of the operating period of commercial power reactors, enacted in November 2013, requires evaluation of the proof stress of the concrete structures of nuclear power plants operated for more than 40 years if the neutron fluence exceeds or may exceed a certain limit where neutron irradiation affects the concrete strength.