Dialogue-Based Explanatory Meetings on the Nationwide Map of Scientific Features for Geological Disposal in 2018

Dialogue-Based Explanatory Meetings on the Nationwide Map of Scientific Features for Geological Disposal in 2018

Small group discussion enables interactive communication between NUMO/METI staff and participants.

Information tools including brochures, leaflets, VR devices are available in all meeting venues.

In response to the publication of the Nationwide Map of Scientific Features for Geological Disposal by the government in July 2017, NUMO has been holding Dialogue-Based Explanatory Meetings on weekday nights and weekend afternoons to enhance understanding among the public about the geological disposal project.

At the meeting, NUMO and METI staff deliver presentations on an overview of geological disposal and geological characteristics using the map. Interested people can participate in small group discussion where the staff including technical experts respond to their questions and concerns.

The heavy rain of July 2018 mainly in southwestern Japan caused cancellation of three meetings. As part of web-based engagement, NUMO initiated trial live streaming of meetings to make the meeting accessible on its website.

Trial meetings
Period: February and March 2018
Venues: Tokyo (central and western parts) , Saitama, Kanagawa and Chiba
Total participants: 115 persons
Main meetings
Period: May to August 2018
Venues: Osaka, Mito, Matsue, Tottori, Kobe, Takamatsu, Naha, Toyama, Tokushima, Okayama, Kochi, Chiba, Nagoya, Sapporo, Aomori, Akita, Kanazawa, Maebashi, Niigata, Kyoto, Fukui and Otsu
Total participants: 410 persons

Further information
> On the publication of the “Nationwide Map of Scientific Features for Geological Disposal”
> https://www.numo.or.jp/taiwa/
> https://www.numo.or.jp/taiwa/2018/ (all only in Japanese)