Announcement of the Start of Open Solicitation for Volunteers for Preliminary Investigation Areas for a HLW Repository
The siting process for a HLW repository in Japan consists of three steps as outlined in the “Specified Radioactive Waste Final Disposal Act” of 2000 : selection of preliminary investigation areas (PIAs), selection of detailed investigation areas and selection of a site for repository construction.
On 19 December 2002, NUMO officially announced the “Start of Open Solicitation for Volunteers for Preliminary Investigation Areas (PIAs) for a HLW Repository”*. This approach is based on the need for the support of local communities in conducting a geological disposal program for HLW. Information packages for application consist of the following items.
* All municipalities in Japan are eligible to apply.
- Introductory: Open Solicitation For Safe Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste
- Relevant information for “Inviting Volunteers for PIAs” :
- Instructions for Application
- Repository Concepts
- Siting Factors for PIA Selection
- Approach for Outreach Scheme
** English version of information packages is provisional one only for reference, although their Japanese version is formal document.
*** The packages are the 2002 edition and the revised ones have been published only in Japanese.
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Instructions for Application
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Siting Factors for the Selection of Preliminary Investigation Areas
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Outreach Scheme - Aiming to Link Areas and Projects -
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Open Solicitation for Candidate Sites for Safe Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste
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